Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 32364 30618
232364, 630618


Mid 19th century. Symmetrical single storey, 3-bay plain classical house with flanking single storey, single bay piended pavilions; flat roofed single bay addition to outer right. Squared and snecked tooled rubble sandstone; painted dressings. Raised base course; lintel course beneath corniced eaves; painted blocking course. Narrow strip quoins; painted margins; projecting cills; pilastered entrance.

NE (SOUTH BEACH) ELEVATION: replacement timber door centred at ground; surrounding doorpiece comprising flanking pilasters, plain frieze, cornice, block pediment. Single windows in remaining bays to left and right; timber door in additional bay to outer right.

SW (ESPLANADE) ELEVATION: glazed addition to outer right; regularly fenestrated in remaining bays to left.

12-pane timber sash and case glazing to South Beach; modern glazing at rear. Graded grey slate roof to central block; raised stone skews; grey slate piended roofs to side pavilions. Replacement rainwater goods. Coped apex stacks to NW and SE; octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND PIERS: low coped rubble wall to South Beach; painted square-plan piers; pyramidal caps. Taller, random rubble wall enclosing site at rear.

Statement of Special Interest

A modest classical house which has retained its overall symmetry, 12-pane glazing to South Beach and a pilastered entrance. The 1857 Ordnance Survey map marks it as 'Willowbank'.



Appears on Ordnance Survey map, 1857; R Close AYRSHIRE & ARRAN: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992) p47.

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.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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