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Latitude: 55.8086 / 55°48'31"N
Longitude: -2.332 / 2°19'55"W
OS Eastings: 379291
OS Northings: 657310
OS Grid: NT792573
Mapcode National: GBR D148.YM
Mapcode Global: WH8X2.48TC
Plus Code: 9C7VRM59+C6
Entry Name: 7 Preston Farm Cottages, Preston
Listing Name: 6 and 7 Preston Farm Cottages, Now Brockie's Cottage
Listing Date: 16 August 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393577
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46312
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Bunkle and Preston
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire
Parish: Bunkle And Preston
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Pair of single storey with attic, 3-bay cottages forming symmetrical 6-bay block; made into 1 late 20th century; lean-to addition at rear. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone rubble; stugged sandstone dressings; dry-dashed elevations to sides and rear addition. Stugged quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to droved and chamfered openings; projecting, painted cills; gabled dormers. Architraved hoodmoulds; timber-mullioned bipartites.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: boarded timber doors in penultimate bays to outer left and right; single windows in bays to outer left and right; bipartite windows in bays flanking centre; bipartite dormers breaking eaves above (blind armorial shields centred in gableheads).
N (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.
W (REAR) ELEVATION: near full-width, lean-to addition at centre with timber door to left; single and bipartite windows in remaining bays to right. Blind bays recessed to outer left and right.
S (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-leaf glazed door centred at ground.
Diamond-paned casement glazing to front; plate glass timber sash and case windows to rear; modern rooflights at rear. Grey slate roof; stone ridging; bracketed skewputts; cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced, brick-built ridge and apex stacks; various circular cans.
INTERIOR: converted into single property; timber stair in place.
A picturesque pair of former farm cottages, converted into a single property in the 1980s. Originally associated with the nearby Preston Farm. Set to the W of, and facing, a similarly detailed, but apparently earlier, cottage block - itself still 2 properties (see separate list entry Nos 8 & 9 Preston Farm Cottages).
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