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Manager's House, Paper Mill, Chirnsidebridge

A Category B Listed Building in Edrom, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.799 / 55°47'56"N

Longitude: -2.2394 / 2°14'21"W

OS Eastings: 385091

OS Northings: 656211

OS Grid: NT850562

Mapcode National: GBR D1SD.Z2

Mapcode Global: WH9Y7.KHVS

Plus Code: 9C7VQQX6+H7

Entry Name: Manager's House, Paper Mill, Chirnsidebridge

Listing Name: Chirnside Bridge, Former Manager's House with Summer House, Boundary Walls and Steps

Listing Date: 23 April 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335356

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4127

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edrom

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Edrom

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Mid 19th century with later alterations. 2-storey with basement, rectangular-plan house, formerly residential, now used as offices, 1996. Droved ashlar with polished ashlar dressings, with whinstone rubble to basement, of W elevation and to W end of each side elevation; stugged ashlar with droved and polished ashlar dressings to side and rear elevations. Base course; band course between ground and 1st floor, slightly advanced long and short quoins. Timber mullions.

W ELEVATION: bay to centre slightly advanced and breaking eaves with deep-set 2-leaf panelled door with rectangular plate glass fanlight with panelled pilasters flanking with 3-pane side lights; window at 1st floor; consoled pedestal above eaves with ashlar urn surmounting. Window to each floor of flanking bays, segmental-arched in bay to left to basement, and blinded therma in bay to right, basement.

E ELEVATION: bipartite window to each floor of bay to centre with panelled apron to bay at ground. Advanced tripartite window at ground and basement of flanking bays; timber at ground, with panelled aprons, dentilled cornice; window to 1st floor of each bay.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay, with bay to centre and to right advanced. Flush panelled and glazed door at basement of bay to centre with window at 1st floor. Advanced window as to flanking bays of E elevation, except with single window to basement; window at 1st floor. Boarded round- arched opening at basement of bay to left; bipartite point-arched window at ground with Tudor hoodmould and blinded quatrefoil above; window at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: bay to centre and to left advanced. Boarded door at basement to centre with plate glass fanlight. Advanced window to basement and ground as to S elevation with 2 windows, closely-spaced at 1st floor above. Corbelled timber advanced tripartite window at ground of bay to right (as to bay to left, without advanced basement), window at 1st.

Border-glazed timber sash and case windows. Slate piended roof. Rendered coped stacks. Broad eaves with timber ornamental decorative- brackets supporting cornice profile guttering.

INTERIOR: much surviving at ground with white marble chimneypiece in place to principle room to rear, with original plasterwork. Delicate classically-inspired cornice with cameo portraits to frieze, delicate ornamentation to chimneypiece and opening surrounds, to manager's office to SW room to ground floor. Cast-iron balustrade with timber hand rail, newel posts (with orb finials). Tripartite vestibule door with segmental-arched fanlight with ornamental tracery and colouring to centre.

SUMMERHOUSE: to SW, sited on land falling to E. Octagonal-planned 2-storey summerhouse. Sandstone rubble at basement, weathered droved ashlar with polished ashlar dressings to ground. Band course between floors; blinded quatrefoil opening below dentilled cornice. Boarded door at basement of NE elevation with window at ground floor above. Blinded small window at basement of E elevation. Panelled door with plate glass fanlight above, at ground floor of NW elevation. Blinded window opening at ground, SE elevation. Window at ground, SW elevation. Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate pyramidal roof with cast-iron finial and rooflights.

BOUNDARY WALL AND STEPS: to SW and W. Rubble with rubble coping. Red sandstone margin to boarded door opening to SW. 2 carved sandstone masks incorporated in wall to W of main entrance. Modern square-plan pyramidal-coped ashlar gatepiers. 2 sets of ashlar steps leading from E elevation to level of river bank.

Statement of Interest

Modern sandstone pedestal sundial to W of house with plaque commemorating opening of mill by Princess Anne on 11 July 1973. Formerly listed in Chirnside Parish. Summerhouse formerly listed as former Porters Lodge.

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