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Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'42"N
Longitude: -4.636 / 4°38'9"W
OS Eastings: 233431
OS Northings: 621806
OS Grid: NS334218
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWPS
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZKD
Entry Name: 5 and 6 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394621
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47244
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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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