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9 Wellington Square Including Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6365 / 4°38'11"W

OS Eastings: 233404

OS Northings: 621807

OS Grid: NS334218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWKX

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZBD

Entry Name: 9 Wellington Square Including Railings

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394624

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47246

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, 3-bay classical house forming part of terrace. Painted ashlar. Banded rustication at basement; ground floor band course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Architraved windows; square brackets to lower cill corners at ground floor; cornices to ground floor windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; corniced, consoled block-pedimented doorpiece; timber door; segmental fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor; glazed timber door aligned below at basement. Regular fenestration to flanking bays at basement, ground and 1st floors. Canted dormers to outer left and right at attic.

12-pane timber sash and case windows (8-pane to canted sides of dormers); rooflight. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by spear-headed iron railings (urn finials delineate sections, predominantly missing); entrance 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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