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 34590 53822
234590, 653822


Circa 1825. 2-storey, 3-bay villa with 2 later piended dormers. On plinth; end pilasters supporting entablature. Recessed timber panelled door between reeded timber pilasters; astragaled fanlight; good outer doorpiece with Ionic pilasters and entablature; blocking course over with central tablet. Moulded architraves to all windows. Central corniced wallhead stack with scrolled brackets; octagonal clay can. Lined and painted stucco.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 2 storeys, attic and basment; 4 bays with projecting square stair tower; large modern box dormers to attic. Modern harl.

INTERIOR: part seen (2003). Common close leading to rear with cornicing and architrave; turnpike stair to 1st and attic floor flats. 1st floor flat with reeded architraves and corner roundels.

UPVC glazing. Grey slates laid in diminishing courses; stone ridge; straight skews; brick end stacks, some circular clay cans.

Statement of Special Interest

This is a typical 3-bay villa enhanced by good, decorative detailing. As noted in 1825, 'At the west end of [Eglinton] Street seven new houses have been built and more are in contemplation: the street is about fifty feet wide on average, and upon the whole, the entrance to Beith from the west has now assumed an elegant and respectable appearance, and bespeaks a thriving community.' The central ensemble of classical doorpiece, architraved window and decorative wallhead stack provide a genteel focal point. The survival of these features is of key importance not only to the building but also to the streetscape itself.



Glasgow University Archives DOCUMENTS RELATING TO BEITH PARISH Ref DC1 1/173 (1825). Marked on 1st edition OS map of 1858.

About Listed Buildings

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