Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
NS 02694 31133
202694, 631133


Sir John James Burnet, late 19th century. Terrace of 27 single storey and attic, 2-bay houses, arranged in pairs with doors to centre (post office at no 27). Harled, steeply pitched slate roof swept to eaves. Boarded doors with multi-pane fanlights; ground floor windows 12-pane sash and case to nos 17-22 and 26, multi-pane canted windows elsewhere (original glazing to nos 1-3, 12, 14, 23, 24) paired 6-pane casements to cat-slide dormers (original glazing to nos 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17-23), out-of-character uPVC or plate glass timber replacements. Half-timbered jettied gables with plain bargeboards over ground floor at nos 2/3 and 24/25 and at left and right returns. Tall harled ridge stacks with oversailing brick coping and uniform squat cream cans.

LEFT RETURN GABLE: door flanked by canted windows, modern window to attic.

RIGHT RETURN GABLE: tripartite projecting window, single window, casement to attic, all with original glazing.

REAR ELEVATION: original single storey kitchen bays with cat-slide roofs advanced in pairs to nos 1-24, altered to nos 25-27; cat-slide dormer windows as front elevation, most retaining original glazing; stacks as ridge stacks rising through pitch of roof.

INTERIOR: not seen, except post office which has original boarded walls, counter, and security grilles.

GARDEN ENCLOSURES: 2 rectangular-plan garden enclosures to front (now car park to left); stugged squared rubble, round-coped, massive domical-capped piers to centre angles. Between the enclosures is a modern monument to Arran clearance emigrants in the form of 3 standing stones.

Statement of Special Interest

Hamilton Terrace is a major architectural feature in Lamlash and has survived with a minimum of changes, even to its rear elevation, an important factor in its architectural importance and aesthetic effect. See also 1a-24a Hamilton Terrace below. The Terrace is shown on the 1895 OS map.



OS Map (1895); D M A Walker, architects notes.

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