Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

40 AND 42 EGLINTON STREETLB887

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
14/04/1971
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
Parish
Beith
NGR
NS 34748 53896
Coordinates
234748, 653896

Description

Late 18th to early 19th century. 2 storeys, 3 wide bays; out-of-scale 20th century box dormers and shops to ground. Central pilastered doorpiece; entablature with Gothic detail to corner blocks and fluted lintel; raised curved block in centre of flat blocking course above. Bay to L with later door and shop window, original window opening to outer L; bay to R with plate glass shopfront and door to outer R; 3 windows to 1st floor. Painted render; raised and painted base course, margins and eaves course.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration. Random sandstone rubble with droved tabbed surrounds.

2 remaining original timber sash and case 4-pane windows (other astragals knocked out); uPVC glazing. Grey slates; stone ridge; off-centre coped ashlar wallhead stack with 1 remaining can; shared endstacks.

INTERIOR: part seen (2003). Stone scale and platt stair in common close with square-section cast-iron railings and timber handrail

Statement of Special Interest

Beneath the later alterations, additions and shop signage there is a good plain traditional building, typical of Eglinton Street, with an interesting doorpiece. The off-centre wallhead chimneystack is also an important feature worth preserving, as it is a local characteristic that has been lost on many other buildings in the town. The out-of-character box dormers detract however. Eglinton Street was once the grandest street in the town with many buildings dating from the late 18th and early 19th century, a period of prosperity in the town arising principally from textiles and tanning.

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Marked on 1st edition OS map of 1858.

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.

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