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Latitude: 55.6079 / 55°36'28"N
Longitude: -4.4962 / 4°29'46"W
OS Eastings: 242853
OS Northings: 637746
OS Grid: NS428377
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MQZJ
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.X93S
Entry Name: 12 Queen Street
Listing Date: 1 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396267
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48778
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 3-2-2-bay corner shop with accommodation above. Red and white coursed sandstone rubble, stuccoed to resemble dressed ashlar blocks. Dressed pale ashlar projecting sills. Eaves cornice supporting low pediment.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: essentially 3-bay: off centre left, timber door with painted rectangular glazed fanlight; to far left, wider tall window with recessed panel below; to right of door, nearly double width tall window with recessed panels below. To 1st floor: 3 regularly placed, identical bays; eaves cornice and low parapet surmounting.
SE (CORNER) ELEVATION: pair of identical tall windows to ground floor with recessed panels under sills, 2 smaller matching windows to 1st floor
E ELEVATION: blind elevation with single window to 1st floor left; corniced low parapet surmounting.
N & W ELEVATIONS: gable end abutting 6 Queen Street and property on former Princes Street.
4-pane later glazing to single bays, 10-pane fixed glazing to shop windows; upper bays blind with ventilation fans to upper lights. Piended grey slate roof with bow corner. Metal ridging and flashings, cement flashing to adjoining higher gable. Shared high brick stacks with mis-matched cans.
INTERIOR: altered from original plan during the 20th century for various purposes.
Queen Street, named after Queen Victoria, was one of the important town centre thoroughfares at the end of the 19th century. It was at the heart of King Street, which still survives in its new modern shopping form and Princes Street, where the Kilmarnock Co-op was formed. Most of the street was declared to be "hovels" and not fit for family life. They were demolished and the site changed into a car park. This surviving building, which is on a corner site, follows the line of both Queen and Princes Street. It retains its original 1st floor fenestration and has most recently been used for commercial / retail purposes. Previous uses have included butchers and public house.
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