NS3321 : County Buildings and Steven Fountain, Ayr

taken 2 years ago, near to Ayr, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

County Buildings and Steven Fountain, Ayr
County Buildings and Steven Fountain, Ayr
The original County Buildings were erected between 1812 and 1822 and comprised the court house, County Hall with offices and a gaol added at the rear (towards the sea). The County Gaol was subsequently demolished and used as a foundation stone laid in 1931 by the then Duke of York (later George VI) for the extension of the County Buildings to its present form. It now houses the Sheriff Court and the administrative headquarters for South Ayrshire Council.

The four-stage fountain was presented to the town of Ayr in 1892 by James Steven, an iron founder in Glasgow, who resided for a time in Dalrymple. It was renovated in the 1980s the twinning of Ayr with St Germain-en-Laye, near Paris.

Both the County Buildings and the fountain are Category B-listed by Historic Scotland.
(County Buildings LB47250 LinkExternal link
Stevenson Fountain LB21574 LinkExternal link )
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Wednesday, 25 September, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 332 217 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.6755N 4:38.3813W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 330 218
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