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9 Preston Farm Cottages, Preston

A Category C Listed Building in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8086 / 55°48'31"N

Longitude: -2.3311 / 2°19'51"W

OS Eastings: 379346

OS Northings: 657310

OS Grid: NT793573

Mapcode National: GBR D158.3M

Mapcode Global: WH8X2.587C

Plus Code: 9C7VRM59+CH

Entry Name: 9 Preston Farm Cottages, Preston

Listing Name: 8 and 9 Preston Farm Cottages

Listing Date: 16 August 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393579

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46313

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200393579

Location: Bunkle and Preston

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Bunkle And Preston

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Tagged with: Cottage

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Possibly late 18th to early 19th century with later additions and alterations. Pair of single storey with attic, 3-bay cottages forming symmetrical 6-bay block; lean-to addition at rear. Harled rubble (exposed in part); cream sandstone dressings; dry-dashed rear addition. Chamfered margins; projecting, painted cills; rendered margins to gabled dormers; timber-mullioned bipartites.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: each cottage comprising boarded timber door at centre; single window at ground in bay to outer right (No 8) and left (No 9); bipartite window in bay to left and right respectively; gabled, bipartite dormers breaking eaves above.


E (REAR) ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated, near full-width, lean-to addition; single windows in bays recessed to outer right and left respectively.


Diamond-paned casement glazing to front; plate glass timber sash and case windows to rear; small rooflights. Grey slate roof; stone ridging; bracketed skewputts; cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced, brick-built ridge and apex stacks; various circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A picturesque pair of farm cottages still associated with the nearby Preston Farm. Set to the E of, and facing, a similarly detailed, but apparently later, cottage block - itself originally 2 properties, since converted into 1 (see separate list entry Nos 6 & 7 Preston Farm Cottages, now 'Brockie's Cottage'). No 8 is used as an office and No 9 is presently unoccupied (August 1998).

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