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75 London Road Including Boundary Wall and Gatepier

A Category C Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6073 / 55°36'26"N

Longitude: -4.4847 / 4°29'4"W

OS Eastings: 243579

OS Northings: 637656

OS Grid: NS435376

Mapcode National: GBR 3H.MTTV

Mapcode Global: WH3QB.2BQ6

Entry Name: 75 London Road Including Boundary Wall and Gatepier

Listing Date: 1 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396232

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48759

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Circa 1880. 2-storey, 3-bay shallow L-plan classical villa, single storey lean-to to right, 2-storey, single bay wing to left; wall to extreme left formerly containing vehicle entrance and outbuildings. Harled and painted ashlar to most elevations, coursed rubble to NW. Base and eaves course. Projecting drip sills. Skew gabled with heavy squared putts.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: enclosed entrance porch to centre: 4-panelled entrance door with pointed arch fanlight surmounting, architraved rectangular door surround with ornate spandrels; plain surround with chamfered outer arrises, cornice supporting triangular pediment with 75 in shield, parapet; narrow round arched window surround with recessed rectangular window and drip sills to returns. Plain bipartite window to central bay of 1st floor. To right bay, single window with hood mould to ground floor, plain window to 1st floor. Advanced bay to left, single window with architraved surround and hoodmould to both storeys. Slightly lower 2-storey, single bay wing adjoining to left: central window to both storeys, stepped parapet gable surmounting; single storey segmental arched vehicle entrance to left, now in-filled, single storey wall to extreme left with later garage door and small square window. To right of main house: single storey lean to with door to centre.

SE ELEVATION: single storey extension (see NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION) adjoining blind return of 2-storey window, harled and painted gablehead of main house visible beyond.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2001.

NW ELEVATION: to ground floor, lean-to (see NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION) adjoining Torwood (No.73); blind elevation to 1st floor leading to blind gable with stack.

Replacement 2-pane PVCu glazing to main house. Vertically placed 4-pane panels to sides of porch. 4-pane timber sash and case style windows to 2-storey wing to left. Later glazed door with fixed 9-pane window to in-filled cart arch to left extension, smaller 9-pane window to far left. Piended grey slate roof to main house, later flat roof to unobtrusive extension. Cast-iron rainwater goods, gutters concealed behind eaves cornice. Harled and painted stepped stack to gableheads, 4 hexagonal terracotta cans, one missing to NW stack.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001, although low single storey wing consists of Doctors' reception, waiting and consulting rooms.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIER: Painted low coursed ashlar wall, rectangular copes with chamfered arrises. Painted tall panelled ashlar gate piers with flattened square caps, at outer angles of boundary adjoining No 73's and No 77's walls.

Statement of Interest

Leading out of Kilmarnock to the east in London Road. Along with Portland and Dundonald Roads, London Road was viewed as a fashionable address in the 19th century. Originally, a few classical villas were set along this semi-rural road, with open aspects to the south and north. Prosperous Victorians bought land and had villas individually designed and built as symbols of their wealth. This is one of the later villas but designed in a classical style, its neighbour being Gothic Revival. The former outbuildings and vehicle entrance of No. 75 were extended in the later 20th century to form further rooms. These were then used by a doctor's practice. This extension follows the original height of the existing wall and is unobtrusive to the original plan. The villa is set within its own grounds with a driveway to the front and a large landscaped garden to the rear. Similar to No 14 London Road (listed separately), which retains its original lying-pane glazing. Listed as a good example of a late 19th century villa.

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