Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 32314 30850
232314, 630850


Circa 1900. Asymmetrical pair of 2-storey, semi-detached Free Style houses on corner site; 2-bay to Bentinck Drive; 4-bay to St Meddans Street; 3-stage engaged octagonal tower to N corner. Coursed red sandstone; squared and snecked bull-faced rubble plinth; polished sandstone dressings. Raised plinth; architraved string course; architraved cill course at 1st floor; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Segmental-arched recesses to ground floor openings; basket arched recesses and square-headed openings at 1st floor; sandstone mullions and transoms; chamfered cills at ground. Carved sandstone decoration; boarded timber swept gableheads. Single storey addition at rear.

NE (BENTINCK DRIVE) ELEVATION: full-height, projecting gabled bay to outer left comprising tripartite windows at both floors; stylised foliate frieze above eaves beneath swept gablehead. Single windows at both floors in central bay; round-arched, hoodmoulded entrance (No 2) in re-entrant angle to right; 2-leaf boarded timber door. 3-light canted windows at ground and 1st floors in engaged tower to outer right; blind openings at upper stage with carved detail set between architraved panels.

NW (ST MEDDANS STREET) ELEVATION: 2-leaf boarded timber door set in round-arched, hoodmoulded surround at ground off-set to right of centre; narrow side-light to left; single window at 1st floor. 5-light canted windows at both floors in projecting bay to outer right; stylised foliate frieze beneath swept gablehead above. Bipartite windows at both floors off-set to left of centre; ball-finialed gablehead breaking eaves above. Single windows at both floors in bay to left; engaged tower in bay to outer left.

Predominantly 6- and 8-pane upper, plate glass lower timber sash and case glazing; uPVC replacement glazing at 1st floor to No 12 St Meddans Street. Graded grey slate piended roof; decorative red clay ridge tiles; cast-iron rainwater goods. Graded grey slate octagonal cap to corner tower. Corniced and banded red sandstone wallhead stacks; circular terracotta cans.

INTERIORS: No 2 Bentinck Drive: adapted for use as Bed and Breakfast accommodation. No 12 St Meddans Street: part-glazed timber panelled vestibule door; glazed, timber panelled side-light; replacement fanlights; remainder not seen 1997.

BOUNDARY WALLS: stepped, low coped red sandstone wall enclosing site to front; taller, red brick wall enclosing garden to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

An impressive, unusually detailed block on a prominent corner site. Despite some replacement glazing, the majority of original features remain intact. Of particular note are the carved foliate bands, the engaged corner tower with its panelled upper stage, the segmental- and basket-arched recesses and the swept gables.



Does not appear on Ordnance Survey map, 1896; appears on Ordnance Survey map 1909; Portland Feuing Book (courtesy of R Close); S C Wyllie & J Wilson TROON IN OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS (1990); R Close AYRSHIRE & ARRAN: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992) p46; M McEwan TROON MEMORIES (1996) p20.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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