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Cottage Flanking Centre Block (Florence Cottage), Sunnyside, Denholm

A Category C Listed Building in Cavers, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4583 / 55°27'29"N

Longitude: -2.6852 / 2°41'6"W

OS Eastings: 356766

OS Northings: 618488

OS Grid: NT567184

Mapcode National: GBR 95PB.G5

Mapcode Global: WH7XH.Q2JD

Plus Code: 9C7VF857+8W

Entry Name: Cottage Flanking Centre Block (Florence Cottage), Sunnyside, Denholm

Listing Name: Denholm Village, Sunnyside, Somerville House, Bonshaw and Heatherlie

Listing Date: 7 November 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332892

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2056

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200332892

Location: Cavers

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm

Parish: Cavers

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Circa 1825 with later additions and alterations at rear. 7-bay, 2-storey and attic, U-plan, house (now flats) with central pend giving access to entrances at rear. Cream-coloured finely stugged sandstone ashlar; red sandstone rubble to rear and wings. Base course; band course; 1st floor cill course; moulded cornice; blocking course. Fairly regular fenestration with small slated gabled dormers. Segmental-headed arch to pend.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: external stone stairs at rear giving access to E flat; doorway with plain ashlar architrave giving access to house.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing (some plate glass) in timber sash and case windows. Coped ashlar stacks with yellow clay cans. Welsh slates to roof; zinc ridge.

INTERIOR: simple early 19th century detailing. Predominantly 4-panelled doors. Principal rooms on the first floor, some retaining plain cornices.

Statement of Interest

A handsome ashlar-fronted house situated centrally in a prominent position on north side of village green, its prominence increased by being the tallest building on this side of the square. It is an important focal point in the streetscape. The overall character of the building has been retained despite some changes in the fenestration.

This was originally one property built for Dr Somerville who was the local doctor and was L-plan but has subsequently been divided and extended. The main entrance was at first floor level on the E side. The arrangement of the building with central pend is unusual but was dictated by the fact that the coach house lay to the rear of the property to which access was required.

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