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 34739 53868
234739, 653868


Late 18th century, additions to rear circa 1910. 2-storey, 3-bay house; modern shopfront to L with plate glass window. Central original timber panelled door with letterbox fanlight in late 19th century chamfered surround; window to ground R, 3 windows to 1st floor. Small, central pediment with stack at apex (no cans). Painted render, raised painted window margins; eaves course and moulded eaves cornice.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: large 2-storey red brick additions.

UPVC replacing timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; white glazed brick end stack to R; clay cans.

INTERIOR: predominantly modernised; original chimneypiece to ground floor; turnpike stair.

Statement of Special Interest

This is a solid, typical example of its type although the present (2003) oversized shop signage is detrimental to the façade. The pediment with stack is a feature of many late 18th to early 19th century houses in the town, though many have now lost their stacks. These provide interest to the rooflines of the buildings in Eglinton Street, the grandest street in the town with many buildings dating from Beith's first period of prosperity brought about mainly by the textile industry and industries relating to the production of leather, tobacco, corn and alcohol. The title deeds suggest the date of purchase of the plot to be between 1770 and 1780. The property was converted to a hotel circa 1910 when the addition to the rear was constructed. The owner hopes to take part in the Reinstatement of Architectural Details scheme and install timber sash and case 12-pane windows (2003).



Marked on 1st edition OS map of 1858; addition to rear not marked on 2nd edition of 1897; marked on 3rd edition of 1910 and shown as public house. Additional information courtesy of Mr James Burns.

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