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Latitude: 55.7477 / 55°44'51"N
Longitude: -4.6095 / 4°36'34"W
OS Eastings: 236306
OS Northings: 653567
OS Grid: NS363535
Mapcode National: GBR 3B.BWQQ
Mapcode Global: WH3PH.5S8L
Entry Name: Gateside, 23 Main Street
Listing Date: 31 March 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398791
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49733
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Late 18th to early 19th century. Single storey cottage with 3 wide bays to Main Street; low wallhead and later catslide dormers. Central part-glazed timber boarded door; flanking small windows. Painted pebbledash (replacing lime harl) with smooth painted margins.
S (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 bays with projecting bay to R; 20th century addition to attic (accommodating bathroom); later glazed lean-to in return.
Timber sash and case 4-pane windows to front. Grey slates.
INTERIOR: little original survives; 2 tiled fireplaces circa 1950.
The cottage was possibly thatched originally, being of relatively humble origin. At a later date the roof was slated, and later still the dormers were added, probably replacing two small skylights. The dormers, door and timber glazing date from the late 19th century. In the earlier part of the 20th century a shepherd occupied the cottage; before this it is thought there were as many as four separate tenants. A box bed is thought to have been in the room on the left, adjacent to the range (since removed). The cottage is of a good vernacular form and the catslide dormers are common to the region. 23 Main Street is well preserved and with its cream-coloured paintwork, red door and window details, a local trademark, it contributes well to the streetscape of Gateside. The village would have had many more of these buildings, together with two-storey tenements, but most of these are long since demolished.
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