Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
East Ayrshire
NS 43237 45660
243237, 645660

Removal Reason

In our current state of knowledge, the building no longer meets the criteria for listing.


Early 19th century. Single-storey 8-bay, former irregular pair of cottages, (now one dwelling) adjacent to road with pair of later piend roofed dormers over 3-bay cottage to right. White painted rubble with contrasting painted ashlar margins. Inscribed I.Y. 1807 M A on door lintel to off-centre left. Later flat-roofed dormer extension to rear. Small gable window to upper level to E.

Predominantly modern out-of-character timber top-opening and pivoting windows. Grey slates. Raised skews and skewputts. Gable head and ridge stacks.

INTERIOR: (seen 2008). Largely altered. Large stone chimney piece and stone hearth.

Statement of Special Interest

This early 19th century cottage sits directly at the side of the road and forms a significant presence in the roadscape. The low profile of the building and the relatively little altered street exterior are essential components of the building and add to its character. The initials over the door are likely to be a marriage lintel and probably indicate the date of the cottage. The cottage is particularly notable for the retention of the large stone chimney piece in the interior.

Weaving and farming were important industries throughout Ayrshire in the late 18th and early 19th century. The cottages used for weaving were often simple, single-storey buildings, with one room for the loom and the rest used for dwelling. They were often thatched. This cottage may have been a weavers cottage, or they may have been cottages for farm workers. Married farmworkers usually had their own quarters, using part of the cottage for animals, and part for living quarters. These single-storey cottages directly on the roadside are an important landscape feature of the area and add to its character. Here, they road has been raised through the years, and the original door is now below the level of the current road.

List description updated as part of Stewarton Parish resurvey, 2009.

Category changed from B to C(S).



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1854-9. John Hume, Vernacular Building in Ayrshire, 2004 p11.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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