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17 Wellington Square

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4608 / 55°27'38"N

Longitude: -4.6372 / 4°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 233355

OS Northings: 621711

OS Grid: NS333217

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y2WL

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.R00H

Entry Name: 17 Wellington Square

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394629

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47251

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. Ground floor band course; cornice; blocking course. Painted margins to windows.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; corniced, block-pedimented columnar doorpiece; 2-leaf boarded timber door; letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors to flanking bays (tripartite window to right at ground floor). 2-leaf glazed timber door to left at basement; single window to right; infilled central doorway. 2 piended dormers to outer left and right at attic.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

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 cornice and blocking course with No 16 (see separate list description).

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