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Latitude: 55.6067 / 55°36'24"N
Longitude: -4.4941 / 4°29'38"W
OS Eastings: 242980
OS Northings: 637610
OS Grid: NS429376
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MZBK
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.YB3P
Entry Name: 32 Sturrock Street, Lilymount
Listing Date: 1 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396274
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48785
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Circa 1880. Single storey and attic, extended L-plan, multi-gabled, cottage villa with canted porch in re-entrant angle. Coursed sandstone rubble with polished ashlar dressings and margins. Projecting bay widows. Overhanging eaves.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: canted enclosed stone porch in re-entrant angle: timber door within squared rubble surround, plain gablehead with overhanging roof surmounting, window to right return. Blind wall of elevation to left; advance gable to right: 3-sided canted bay window, drip sills and chamfered arrises, cornice with ornate roundel and quatrefoil wrought-iron work surmounting. Window in gablehead. Corniced eaves supporting overhanging roof and bargeboards.
N ELEVATION: gabled end to right: 5-sided canted bay window, drip sills and chamfered arrises, cornice with ornate roundel and quatrefoil wrought-iron work surmounting. Window in gablehead. Corniced eaves supporting overhanging roof and bargeboards. Partially concealed wall to left of elevation.
E (REAR) & S ELEVATION: not seen, 2001.
Replacement 2-pane timber sash and case windows to W bay window. 4-pane sash and case windows to N elevation and attic. Later Velux rooflight to principal elevation. Piended grey slate roof with 3 bands of fish scale detailing; overhanging eaves, projecting verges and plain timber barge boards. Metal ridging, flashing and valleys. Short, painted ashlar stacks with barley twist cans.
INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.
The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows clearly the site of this house, marked as "Robertson's Mound". It was surrounded by trees and an avenue of trees led to it from Tankardhall Brae. It was a small hill on land owned by the Robertson family. An adjacent row of houses, Robertson Place, was also named after a family member. Clark Street, where the house is built, is named after a Mr Clark of Elmbank House. This villa was constructed in the late 19th century and is not of the usual type found in Kilmarnock. London, Dundonald and Portland Road are all homes to villas of varying style and size, most being of classical or gothic design. This villa is more in the picturesque cottage tradition. The wrought-iron work has remained intact to the heads of the bay windows and the bands of fish-scale detail to the roof show quality of detail to the design. The area, in which Lilymount stands, was part of the comprehensive redevelopment of the town centre. The roadway in Sturrock Street was widened, and a good many of the older properties were demolished. The area has been redeveloped since with modern housing, retail and car parking. Lilymount is listed as a good surviving example of a late 19th century picturesque villa.
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