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Grueldykes with Cottage, Garage, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Duns, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7682 / 55°46'5"N

Longitude: -2.3525 / 2°21'8"W

OS Eastings: 377981

OS Northings: 652815

OS Grid: NT779528

Mapcode National: GBR D10R.H3

Mapcode Global: WH8X7.T8YW

Entry Name: Grueldykes with Cottage, Garage, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335208

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4028

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duns

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Duns

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Later 18th century (possibly earlier, see Notes). 3-storey, 4-bay rubble with broad-droved ashlar dressings house, with rubble side elevations and harled N (rear) elevation with ashlar dressings. Eaves course.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 9-field-panelled door with Doric-columned and pedimented ashlar porch to centre, left of windows at 1st and 2nd floor above in bay to inner right. Bays to left in compressed spacing. Windows to each floor and each bay smaller at 2nd floor. Later rubble wall formerly with single storey addition to N.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: irregularly disposed windows; stair window left of centre.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with coped skews and ridge; brick gablehead stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

COTTAGE: single storey; to E of entrance, N of house; later alterations and additions. Rubble, except harled W elevation with ashlar dressings. 4-bay to W elevation; windows to each bay except modern glazed door and window to left, bay to outer right. Modern conservatory to S. Piended slate roof with coped skew between bays to inner and outer right (indicating bay to outer right is a later addition); skylight in bay to inner right. Interior not seen, 1995.

GARAGE: rubble single storey building (possibly formerly a stable), with later alterations. Modern boarded double door in bay to outer left of E elevation, with modern concrete lintel. Door in bay to left (boarded stable door). Slate roof with coped skews.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble with coping; pyramidal coping to gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

"Grueldycks" first appears in 1654, and the name continues to appear on all the maps. The 1857 map is clearer than any of the previous maps and shows the auxiliary buildings.

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