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12 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: -4.6369 / 4°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 233374

OS Northings: 621810

OS Grid: NS333218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWG1

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZ3C

Entry Name: 12 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394627

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47249

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Early and earlier 19th century. 2-storey with attic and basement, 8-bay mirrored pair of classical houses (excluding attic) 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 windows; cornices to ground floor openings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platts oversailing basements to double entrances; timber and glazed timber doors at centre to each pair (penultimate bay to left forms window); decorative looped work above; flanking single windows; regular fenestration at 1st floor; 2 canted dormers at centre, single dormer to outer right at attic. 4 single windows to centre at basement; 2 single windows to outer bays; glazed timber doors to re-entrant angles (boarded timber to bay to outer left).

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows (4-pane to attic dormers to outer left and right, 12-pane to basement to outer left); rooflights. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS AND GATES: ashlar copes surmounted by spear-headed iron railings (urn finials delineate sections); 2 gates to central bays; single gates to outer left and right.

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.

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