Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

1-14 (INCLUSIVE NOS) BARNS TERRACE INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERSLB21503

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
Burgh
Ayr
NGR
NS 33507 21508
Coordinates
233507, 621508

Description

Robert Paton, 1845-1860. 2-storey, 36-bay palace block of 7 pairs of mirrored houses (outer pairs and central pair form slightly advanced pavilions). Ashlar to entrance elevation; channelled at ground floor. Base course; central band course dividing 1st and 2nd floors; eaves course; cornice; blocking course (to Nos 1, 2, 7, 8, 13, 14); aprons and architraves to 1st floor windows.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 4-bay to outer and central pavilion paired houses; central square-headed doorpieces; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor; advanced outer bays; tripartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors. 6-bay to intermediate paired houses; central square-headed doorpieces; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor; regular fenestration at both floors to remaining bays.

Predominantly 6-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof (piended to Nos 1, 2, 7, 8, 13, 14); corniced ridge and wallhead stacks; polygonal cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: low coped boundary wall encloses site to W elevation; canted square-plan gatepiers to outer left and right.

Statement of Special Interest

An imposing classical terrace, standing behind walled open space, set-back from Alloway Place. The terrace draws upon a classical architectural style as displayed in the buildings opposite in Alloway Place, and informs the design for 1-4 Barns Park (see separate list descriptions).

References

Bibliography

Ayr and Suburbs Parliamentary Boundary map, circa 1832 (not evident), Ordnance Survey map, 1858 (Nos 1-8 evident), Ordnance Survey map, 1896 (all Nos evident); AYR ADVERTISER, 13.11.1851 (information courtesy of Robert Close); William Dodd "Ayr: A Study of Urban Growth" in AYRSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS, Vol 10 (1972), pp 348, 365; Rob Close AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN (1992), p24; Dane Love PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AYR (1995), p10; NMRS Photographic Archive (AY/5844).

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)

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