Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 32306 30685
232306, 630685


Earlier 19th century. Asymmetrical, single storey with attic, 5-bay Tudor-Gothic detailed house with pitched single storey, 2-bay addition advanced to outer left; flat-roofed garage addition to outer right. Grey rubble sandstone to original block; part yellow rubble sandstone to addition; polished grey sandstone dressings (some lightly droved); painted harl to side elevations. Raised base course; architraved hoodmoulds; moulded eaves course; tapering finials to gables. Stugged rubble quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to chamfered openings; projecting cills.

NE (SOUTH BEACH) ELEVATION: advanced 2-bay gable off-set to left of centre comprising detached octagonal columns set in stop chamfered reveals to outer left and right; continuous hoodmould linking single windows at ground; keyhole-window centred beneath finialed apex above. Gabled porch in re-entrant angle recessed to right; Tudor-arched surround to part-glazed timber panelled door; quadripartite fanlight; blind slit-opening centred in apex above; slated dormer set behind. Projecting 4-light, pointed arched glazing row in bay to outer right; single window in bay to outer left. Single windows in additional wing advanced to outer left; blind, round-arched opening centred beneath apex. Part-glazed boarded timber garage doors to outer right.

SW (ESPLANADE) ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay off-set to right of centre comprising 3-light canted window at ground; single window beneath apex. Glazed addition in penultimate bay to outer left; single window centred in projecting, gabled bay to outer left; blind slit-opening above; single window in bay to outer right. Single window centred in flat-roofed addition to outer left; single windows in addition to outer right.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case glazing. Graded grey slate roof; raised skews; replacement rainwater goods. Paired apex stacks with corniced diamond flues; ridge stack with 4 linked diamond flues; cans missing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped rubble wall to South Beach; taller, random rubble wall enclosing site to sides and rear.

Statement of Special Interest

An unusual house which, despite various additions, has retained some interesting features. Of particular note are the diamond stacks, finialed gables, stop-chamfered reveals and pointed-arched windows. Paint removed late 20th century to reveal differing colours of rubble.



Appears on 1846 Feuing Plan, Strathclyde Regional Archives: ATD 13/4/27; Ordnance Survey map, 1857; R Close AYRSHIRE & ARRAN: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992).

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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