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Cranshaws Farmhouse Including Sundial

A Category C Listed Building in Cranshaws, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8477 / 55°50'51"N

Longitude: -2.5094 / 2°30'33"W

OS Eastings: 368199

OS Northings: 661731

OS Grid: NT681617

Mapcode National: GBR B0XT.HL

Mapcode Global: WH8WS.F88W

Entry Name: Cranshaws Farmhouse Including Sundial

Listing Date: 10 December 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391631

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44908

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cranshaws

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Cranshaws

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Late 18th to early 19th century with later additions. Symmetrical 2-storey with attic, 3-bay plain classical style farmhouse with later gabled porch to front; single storey with attic, L-plan wing projecting at rear forming near T-plan. Painted harl; polished sandstone dressings (lightly droved in part); coursed, polished and tooled sandstone porch. Raised sandstone base course; sandstone eaves course. Polished sandstone margins; projecting cills.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to timber panelled door centred in gabled porch projecting at centre; 5-pane fanlight; flanking pilasters; part-glazed timber panelled vestibule door within; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in flanking bays.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: original block with single window at ground in bay to outer left; boarded timber shed obscuring bays to right; round-arched attic light centred in gablehead. Single storey wing recessed to right with timber door in porch advanced to outer left; single window in bay recessed to outer right.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: original block with single window at ground in bay to outer left; round-arched attic light centred in gablehead. Single window in single storey wing recessed to outer left.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; round-arched timber sash and case attic windows; modern window to rear wing; various skylights. Grey slate roofs; raised stone skews to original house; cast-iron rainwater goods. Broad corniced apex stacks to SW (droved sandstone) and NE (harled); various circular cans; apex stack to rear wing; cans missing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

SUNDIAL: tiered, octagonal base to baluster shaft; octagonal table; metal gnomon in place.

Statement of Interest

A simple, but nevertheless, interesting farmhouse which has retained the majority of its original features. The nearby Cranshaws Castle, the stable courtyard at Cranshaws Farm and the pedimented gateway leading to it, are listed separately.

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