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Home Farm, Arniston House

A Category C Listed Building in Borthwick, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8239 / 55°49'25"N

Longitude: -3.0704 / 3°4'13"W

OS Eastings: 333036

OS Northings: 659476

OS Grid: NT330594

Mapcode National: GBR 7103.AS

Mapcode Global: WH6T7.TW37

Plus Code: 9C7RRWFH+GR

Entry Name: Home Farm, Arniston House

Listing Name: Arniston Policies, Arniston Home Farm Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391938

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45128

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200391938

Location: Borthwick

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Borthwick

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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Late 18th century, 2 storey, 3 bay farmhouse with later additions and alterations. Random rubble with droved dressings. Long and short quoins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; later 19th century flat roofed porch to centre of ground; window to centre; panelled timber door to left return. Single windows with relieving arches to flanking bays; regular fenestration to 1st floor. Single storey, 2 bay addition to outer right; regular fenestration.

NE ELEVATION: later 19th century addition advanced at ground; boarded timber door off centre to left; octagonal recess set in gablehead. 1st floor blank.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2 bay. Gabled bay to right with single windows off centre to left at ground and 1st floors; bay to left is blank, with 20th century, flat roofed, harled addition to first floor; windows centred to ground and 1st floors of left return. Single storey, 4 bay addition to outer left; boarded timber door with catslide roof, advanced to outer right; windows to centre 2 bays; boarded timber door to outer left.

SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical, 2 bay. Gabled bay advanced to right, with windows off centre to left with relieving arches to ground and 1st floors. Bipartite window to ground in bay to left, single window above; flat roofed porch to re entrant angle, with panelled timber door to left return.

Predominantly 12 pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped ashlar gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

Statement of Interest

Farms appear to have been operating on the sites of the Home Farm and Arniston Mains (see separate listing) since the 17th century. However when the Arniston estate was undergoing improvement towards the end of the 18th century Omond notes that, like the Home Farm Cottages (see separate listing), a new farm house was built.

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