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18 Wellington Square

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4608 / 55°27'38"N

Longitude: -4.637 / 4°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 233370

OS Northings: 621709

OS Grid: NS333217

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y2XP

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.R03J

Entry Name: 18 Wellington Square

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394630

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47252

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; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; strip quoins. Painted margins to window openings.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; corniced, block-pedimented columnar doorpiece; 2-leaf timber door; 3-light letterbox 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 (tripartite windows at ground floor, 2 small additional windows to left at basement). 2 piended dormers to outer right and left at attic.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows (secondary glazing at 1st floor central window); rooflight. 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 eaves course, cornice and blocking course with Nos 19 and 20 (see separate list descriptions).

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