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1 Walker Avenue, Kilmarnock

A Category C Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6081 / 55°36'29"N

Longitude: -4.4824 / 4°28'56"W

OS Eastings: 243725

OS Northings: 637736

OS Grid: NS437377

Mapcode National: GBR 3H.MN44

Mapcode Global: WH3QB.39SM

Plus Code: 9C7QJG59+62

Entry Name: 1 Walker Avenue, Kilmarnock

Listing Name: 1 Walker Avenue, Including Boundary Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 1 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396284

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48792

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Gabriel Andrew, circa 1895. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular Free Style villa, bay window with canted gabled roof; adjoining recessed single storey porch to left. Coursed droved red Ballochmyle ashlar to principal elevation. Rusticated, red ashlar long and short quoins; dressed red ashlar door surround, window sills and bay window. Base course. Oversailing eaves with plain bargeboards to gable ends.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central entrance door: advanced plinths with ball finials, pilasters with winged angel capitals, geometric brackets supporting arched and corniced pediment; inner arched door surround with alternate round and columned quoins. To left, bipartite window; to right, 2-storey, 3-sided corniced, canted bay window, timber, canted piended roof gable surmounting. To central bay of 1st floor, single window with projecting sill, to left, bipartite bay with projecting sill. Blocked timber eaves. Adjoining to left, single storey porch (see S ELEVATION).

S ELEVATION: gable end with single storey porch: to ground floor left, porch with window to right on original elevation, extension to left with higher window; central door to S elevation. Gable end of main building, central window to 1st floor.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2001.

N ELEVATION: gable end with raised terrace at ground floor

Replacement metal 2-pane double-glazed windows. Original timber panelled entrance door, later faux panelled door to porch. Shallow piended grey slate roof, metal ridging, flashings and valleys. Cast-iron rainwater goods, principal gutter attached to blocked eaves. Red brick gablehead stacks with plain cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.

BOUNDARY WALLS: to E, low red rock-faced ashlar walls, chamfered piended copes; plain wrought-iron railings with scrolled panels and floriate finials. Entrance to SE of property: flanking drive, wing walls shaped like matching halves of a segmental pediment; red rock-faced ashlar wing walls with polished ashlar long and short quoins

Statement of Interest

This villa was built on land to the back of an earlier villa on London Road. Originally, the villa was accessed directly from a lane leading off London Road. It used to overlook fields, but since its construction, Walker Avenue and Piersland Park have been created. The remainder of the Avenue is local authority housing from the earlier 20th century, laid out to Garden City principles. This earlier villa is by Gabriel Andrew, a local man who was the retained architect of Johnnie Walker & Sons. Later, he went into partnership with William Newlands and together they designed many Co-operative properties in Ayrshire. This villa has an elaborate door surround which has survived remarkably intact. The inner quoins are stylistically identical to those found in Bank Street on commercial premises also by Gabriel Andrew. The windows, which have been replaced, would probably have been horizontally placed 3-pane upper sashes with single pane lower sashes. Listed as a good example of a late 19th century villa.

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