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OS1/3/5/22

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ASSEMBLY ROOMS [Ayr] Towns New Buildings Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
Stat Acct [Statistical Account] of Ayrshire
033 [Situation] At the junction of High Street with New Bridge Street.
These are very Extensive handsome and commodious buildings and reflect honour on the Architect. ------The site on which they stand everybody allows is unfavourable for shewing them off to great advantage. They stand on rather a low situation and close to the Street and of Course are not Capable of being viewed as a uniform whole from any Commanding position at a proper distance. ++++++
The Buildings contain an elegant spacious news room and various other departments for towns meetings etc all of which are constructed in such a manner as to be capable of being thrown into one suit of Rooms for public dinners, balls and assemblies on great occasions. The Spire is 226 feet in height said to be about the highest in Scotland and has a bell weighing 22 cwt [hundredweight] of a rich deep toned sound which can be heard at a great distance in Calm weather. The Spire is reckoned very handsome and in Good taste as to architectural decorations & proportions its appearance has a fine effect and is a great ornament to the town.
Stat. [Statistical] account of Ayshire
N.B. These buildings are in the Gr[ecian] style and of the Composite order were founded on the 28th March 1828 and cost about £10,000.
Ayrshire Directory
POLICE STATION [Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] S. [South] East of Assembly Rooms and adjoining them --
There is a Police Station attached to [the] above mentioned buildings. it is small [but] well adapted for the purposes to which it i[s put]

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