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Latitude: 55.6382 / 55°38'17"N
Longitude: -2.4594 / 2°27'33"W
OS Eastings: 371176
OS Northings: 638389
OS Grid: NT711383
Mapcode National: GBR C387.BP
Mapcode Global: WH8XS.6K31
Plus Code: 9C7VJGQR+76
Entry Name: Ballacraine, Stichill
Listing Name: Baird Cottages, Stichill Village
Listing Date: 13 April 1995
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354030
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19623
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Kelso and District
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
1894. Row of 4 English Cottage style single-storey cottages, deliberately irregular, all harled, with cream sandstone dressings, rosemary tiled roofs with prominent eaves, gablets with moulded bargeboards. Prominent sandstone chimney stacks with moulded copes. Glazing originally multi-pane, some out-of-character modern plate-glass replacements. Westmost cottage was built as post office.
BOUNDARY WALL: low random rubble wall enclosing shared land to front (S) of cottages.
Inscribed 'these cottages are erected by Mrs Baird of Stichill in memory of her husband George Baird who died 24 August 1870 and of George Alexander Baird their son who died 18 March 1893'. The Bairds were of the family of Coatbridge and Ayrshire ironmasters. The cottages are in the style of Richard Norman Shaw.
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