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Latitude: 55.6742 / 55°40'27"N
Longitude: -4.5005 / 4°30'1"W
OS Eastings: 242853
OS Northings: 645139
OS Grid: NS428451
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.HJ0Y
Mapcode Global: WH3PX.VM3X
Entry Name: Little Cutstraw House
Listing Date: 14 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354304
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19885
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Annick
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. Single-storey, 6-bay traditional cottage with pair of later canted, piend-roofed dormers to left, situated on sloping ground overlooking road. White painted rubble with contrasting painted margins. Later small single-storey extension and conservatory to rear.
Predominantly 8-pane, lying or small pane timber sash and case windows, 4-pane to dormers. Grey slates. Raised skews. Ridge and single gablehead stacks.
INTERIOR: (seen 2008): largely altered. Non-working panelled timber shutters.
This early 19th century cottage is prominently situated on a ridge set back from the main road and overlooking Stewarton. It is little altered externally to its road elevation and the long low line of the cottage is an essential part of its character. Simple, single-storey cottages of this type were typical in the Ayrshire region and many have been significantly altered. Little Cutstraw is unusual in its retention of the essentially simple features of the cottage.
Weaving and farming were both important industries throughout Ayrshire in the late 18th and early 19th century. Weaving cottages were often simple, single-storey buildings, with one room for the loom and the rest used for dwelling. They were often thatched. It is possible that this may have been a weaver's cottage. It may, however, have been farm workers' accommodation. Little Cutstraw, the neighbouring farm is depicted in John Thompson's Map of 1832 and this cottage may have provided accommodation for the workers from this farm, with a byre and living accommodation.
List description updated as part of Stewarton Parish resurvey, 2009.
Category changed from B to C(S).
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