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Ayton, Old Town, Hillside Including Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8434 / 55°50'36"N

Longitude: -2.1208 / 2°7'14"W

OS Eastings: 392534

OS Northings: 661138

OS Grid: NT925611

Mapcode National: GBR F0MW.N4

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.DDB7

Entry Name: Ayton, Old Town, Hillside Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330189

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey with attic, 3-bay classically-detailed house, set on slope, forming end of terrace. Painted harl to front; harl-pointed sandstone rubble to side.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber panelled door centred at ground; bat-wing fanlight; round-arched, keystoned door-surround; single window centred at 1st floor beneath tympany gable at wallhead; surmounting stack. Single windows at both floors in flanking bays; sunk catslide dormers aligned above.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: single window at 1st floor off-set to right of centre.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to front; some modern, plate glass windows; modern dormers. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews. Brick-built apex stacks; various circular cans. Coped sandstone stack surmounting pediment; single can.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL: heavily-pointed coped rubble wall partially enclosing site to front.

Statement of Interest

A well-detailed house, set prominently at the top of a hill which runs NE from Ayton's High Street.

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