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Main Street, Thatched Cottage Including Outbuildings

A Category C Listed Building in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5459 / 55°32'45"N

Longitude: -2.2865 / 2°17'11"W

OS Eastings: 382019

OS Northings: 628055

OS Grid: NT820280

Mapcode National: GBR D4G9.SS

Mapcode Global: WH8Y7.VVCV

Entry Name: Main Street, Thatched Cottage Including Outbuildings

Listing Date: 29 November 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353738

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19404

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Yetholm

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Parish: Yetholm

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Mid to late 18th century with later alterations to openings. Single storey and attic thatched house (formerly two houses) forming part of irregular terrace. Concrete base course and raised concrete surrounds to openings.

West (entrance) elevation: doorway with thatched gabled canopy off-set to right of centre and with boarded door. Three windows to left of doorway (that immediately to left formerly a doorway) and one window to right of doorway. Thatch forms hoods over three attic windows. Small attic window to left of doorway canopy.

East (rear) elevation: Two ranges of two-storey rubble and slated outbuildings on two levels adjoining house. Projecting stone at southeast angle of north range.

Four-pane sash and case windows. Reed-thatched roof with stitched block-cut ridging. Tall brick chimneystack to north and truncated brick chimneystack to south.

Statement of Interest

Forms part of Main Street B Group extending on east side from Dunbridge House to the Plough Hotel.

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Listed building record revised in 2019 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review 2017-19.

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