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Ayr Grammar Primary School, Midton Road, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4552 / 55°27'18"N

Longitude: -4.6296 / 4°37'46"W

OS Eastings: 233813

OS Northings: 621075

OS Grid: NS338210

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YBMP

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.V4MS

Plus Code: 9C7QF94C+35

Entry Name: Ayr Grammar Primary School, Midton Road, Ayr

Listing Name: Midton Road, Ayr Grammar Primary School Including Caretakers Cottage, Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 26 November 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396533

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49027

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Rebuilt 1909. Single storey, 2-storey and 3-storey and attic, 9 bay (principal elevation) classical school. Ashlar (rusticated in part); stugged squared sandstone. Corniced blocking course; square-headed window openings; key-stone detailing (in part).

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 16-bay, grouped 2-3-4-7. Regular fenestration to 2 bays to outer left; hoodmould, keystone and raised apron to 1st floor window to return bay; bipartite windows at lower floors, single windows to upper floor of advanced 3-bay section to left; single window to gablehead. Pilastered doorpiece; semi-circular hoodmould; glazed timber doors; bipartite window over; 4 single windows at ground floor to right; single windows at 1st floor. 7 single windows to single storey section to outer right.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 9-bay. Base course; rusticated stonework at gorund floor; 1st floor cill course; pilasters divide gabled section bays. Gabled advanced outer bays, 2-bay to left, 3-bay to right; regular fenestration at both floors; clock within gable to left, porthole window to right gable. Regular fenestration at both floors to central bay; balustrade linking 2 gables.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: grouped 8-3-3. 8 single windows to single storey section to outer left. Bipartite windows at lower floors; single windows to upper floors of advanced 3-bay section to right; single window to gablehead. Regular fenestration to 3-bay section to right; hoodmould, keystone and raised apron to 1st floor window to return bay. Modern addition projecting at outer left.

S ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Predominantly 18-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; coped gablehead and wallhead stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: timber dado panelling to gym; iron roof beams.

CARETAKERS COTTAGE: single storey, 3-bay, asymmetrical cottage. Squared and snecked sandstone, polished to long and short margins. 2-leaf timber door to centre bay of principal elevation, with letterbox fanlight; flanked to right by bipartite window and to left by single window. Modern Glazing; pyramidal grey slate roof; corniced sandstone stack to apex of roof; cast-iron rainwater goods.

Interior: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS, GATES RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: square-plan stone gatepiers to N elevation (additional iron gatepiers to right), iron gatepiers to W elevation; iron gates to entrances at N, W and E elevations; railings atop boundary wall to W elevation, railings to N elevation (section); coped boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

Erected in 1868, at a cost of ?1,300 the school was rebuilt and extended to its current form in 1909. Of particular note is the fine classical detailing to the principal (N) elevation.

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