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5 and 6 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gates

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6359 / 4°38'9"W

OS Eastings: 233438

OS Northings: 621812

OS Grid: NS334218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWR1

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZLC

Entry Name: 5 and 6 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394620

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47244

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey with basement and attic, 4-bay mirrored pair of classical houses (excluding attic) forming part of terrace. Painted ashlar. Droved rustication at basement; ground floor band and cill course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Architraved windows; cornices to ground floor windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; corniced, block-pedimented columnar doorpieces; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; single windows aligned above at 1st floor; timber doors aligned below at basement. Regular fenestration to flanking bays at basement, ground and 1st floors (additional narrow window flanks basement door at No 6). Tripartite dormer to No 5 at attic, single dormer to No 6.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows (modern glazing to dormer of No 5, 12-pane at basement).

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS AND GATES: ashlar copes surmounted by spear-headed railings (urn finials delineate sections); gates to outer left and right.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 1-12 (Inclusive), 16-27 (Inclusive), County Buildings (No 14), Sheriff Court, Monuments to James George Smith Neill, Earl of Eglinton and Wintoun, Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, War Memorial, and Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls. The palace-fronted square as proposed by John Robertson in 1799 was not pursued, instead individual feuars were allowed to develop the square. Mutual eaves course, cornice and blocking course with remainder of terrace (No 1 slightly higher).

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