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Latitude: 55.7784 / 55°46'42"N
Longitude: -2.2396 / 2°14'22"W
OS Eastings: 385071
OS Northings: 653920
OS Grid: NT850539
Mapcode National: GBR D1SM.YG
Mapcode Global: WH9YF.K1R1
Entry Name: Gardener's Cottage
Listing Date: 26 March 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 391042
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44491
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Early 19th century with later additions and alterations. Single storey with attic, 3-bay cottage. Finely droved ashlar with polished dressings to S elevation; roughly stugged ashlar with droved ashlar dressings to side and rear elevations. Base course.
S ELEVATION: advanced and gabled bay to centre with cavetto-moulded doorpiece with deep-set boarded door with wrought-iron hinges and 2-pane rectangular fanlight; lateral window to gablehead. Hexagonal-headed window to each flanking bay with polished margin, also hexagonal-headed.
E ELEVATION: gabled 2-bay with window at ground of each bay (blinded to left); segmental-arched window to attic, in gablehead.
N ELEVATION: single storey half-piended addition to centre. Timber-boarded lean-to addition to re-entrant NW angle and projecting to N from right of addition.
6-pane timber casement windows to S elevation; lattice window to gablehead to centre of S elevation; 16-pane timber sash and case windows to E elevation. Formerly slate, now felt-tile roof (possibly formerly with jerkin-headed gables to side elevations); boxed attic addition to centre to rear, between 2 brick wallhead stacks to rear.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1996. Panelled shutters in place, 1996.
The cottage is positioned near to the walled garden and gazebo/summer house. It is part of what used to be the Blackadder estate. The estate was divided and sold in 1925 and the house was demolished soon after. The cottage is a picturesque building which was intended to be seen by guests and those going to look at the walled garden, from the house. In the sales particulars there is mentioned "a superior stone-built Head Gardener's House" (p7).
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