Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 33262 22233
233262, 622233


Circa 1856. 2-storey, 3-bay asymmetrical-plan villa. Coursed, squared sandstone. Base course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; strip quoins. Margins to window openings; aprons to ground floor windows; bracketed cills to outer 1st floor windows

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central columnar corniced entrance porch; panelled timber door; letterbox fanlight; single elongated window aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration to flanking bays.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay regular fenestration (blind windows to left bay). Recessed single storey catslide-roofed section to outer left.

Predominantly modern glazing; some lying pane and timber sash and case windows remaining to side and rear elevations. Grey slate roof; coped wallhead stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: coped boundary wall enclosing site; square-plan gatepiers to vehicular entrances to outer left and right; additional pedestrian entrance to left of vehicular entrance to right.

Statement of Special Interest

A good example of mid 19th century, Georgian-inspired architecture at the W end of Montgomerie Terrace, at the Seabank Road intersection, overlooking the coast to the W elevation. Of particular note is the imposing columnar entrance porch and a surviving section of Citadel wall (see separate list description) to the rear of the property. The lands occupied by the Citadel site, were granted to the Earl of Eglinton as a Burgh of Regality in 1663, called Montgomerieston, hence, Montgomerie Terrace. The Earl had great plans for the community and initially the Royal Burgh was afraid of a loss in trade, but Montgomerieston failed to prosper, and was later absorbed into Ayr Burgh (Love, p9).

A rubble built, subterranean powder magazine, dating from the time of the Citadel (See seperate listing) of circa 1654 is situated within the garden to the South West of the house and lies obliquely to the house.



1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, Large Scale Town Plans, 1858 (not evident), 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map of Ayr, 1857, (evident). Dane Love PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AYR (1995), p9; NMRS Photographic Archive (A5311).

About Listed Buildings

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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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