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7 and 8 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gate

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6363 / 4°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 233415

OS Northings: 621813

OS Grid: NS334218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWM5

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZFB

Entry Name: 7 and 8 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394623

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47245

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 (4-light to No 8); single windows aligned above at 1st floor; single timber doors aligned below at basement. Regular fenestration at basement, ground and 1st floors to outer bays. Single dormer at attic to No 7, tripartite dormer to No 8.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows to No 7 (12-pane at basement, 6-pane to upper sash at attic); 12-pane to No 8; rooflights. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS AND GATE: ashlar copes surmounted by spear-headed iron railings (urn finials delineate sections); gate to outer right only.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 1-12 (Inclusive), 16-27 (Inclusive), Sheriff Court (No 14), County Buildings, 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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