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Latitude: 55.7735 / 55°46'24"N
Longitude: -2.2277 / 2°13'39"W
OS Eastings: 385812
OS Northings: 653371
OS Grid: NT858533
Mapcode National: GBR D1WP.H6
Mapcode Global: WH9YF.R4CT
Entry Name: 4 and 5 Blackadder Mount Farm Cottages with Smithy and Joiner's Workshop
Listing Date: 26 March 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 391018
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44475
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Later 19th century with later alterations. Single storey, 9-bay range of cottages (formerly 4 cottages, see Notes), similar to neighbouring Nos 1, 2 and 3. Stugged sandstone ashlar with droved ashlar dressings. Base course, chamfered arrises. Smithy and Joiner's workshop: single storey range to N, in similar style; of stugged ashlar, rubble to N elevation.
S ELEVATION: blank bay to centre with window to each of 3-bay group flanking; middle bay of each 3-bay group formerly door opening, now partially blinded. Advanced, gabled outer bays with ashlar finials; advanced polished ashlar window to each with cornice and parapet; lattice glazing/effect? to each pointed-arch arrow slit opening to each gablehead.
N ELEVATION: window to each middle bay of 3-bay group (corresponding to arrangement to S elevation); remaining bays blank, except projecting, gabled outer bays each with ashlar finial and small window to outer; modern enlargement of window to inside return elevations each to bipartite.
E AND W ELEVATIONS: similar; 3-bay with modern door to centre with plate glass letterbox fanlight above; window to each flanking bay.
8-pane timber sash and case windows, except to outer bays of N elevation. Graded slate roof with ashlar-based, brick ridge stacks to outer of each 3-bay group. Ashlar coped skews with bracketed skewputts.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.
SMITHY AND JOINER'S WORKSHOP: smithy to E. 7-bay S elevation with blank central bay (to right of true centre) with modern garage door opening to inner bay to left; window to inner bay to right and each intermediate bay. Boarded door with letterbox fanlight above to outer bays. Skew gabled E and W elevations (with finial to E) similar to outer bays of cottages, with advanced polished ashlar window to W, except with bipartite window. Timber-lintelled large opening to E with lancet to gablehead. 5 blinded windows grouped 2-3 to N elevation. Slate roof with ashlar base for ridge stack to centre. INTERIOR: only seen to smithy, 1996. Ashlar canopy to fire in place.
These cottages probably date from around the time that the working- horses stable was added to Blackadder Mount (see separate listing). There is a similar group of cottages to W. These cottages had a vegetable garden to the S (still seen by rubble wall with round coping and square-plan droved ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal cope) with pigsties beyond.
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