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Cheviot View, Polwarth

A Category C Listed Building in Polwarth, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7438 / 55°44'37"N

Longitude: -2.4105 / 2°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 374325

OS Northings: 650127

OS Grid: NT743501

Mapcode National: GBR C2L0.XT

Mapcode Global: WH8X6.YW9K

Plus Code: 9C7VPHVQ+GQ

Entry Name: Cheviot View, Polwarth

Listing Name: Cheviot View

Listing Date: 16 August 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393587

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46318

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Polwarth

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Polwarth

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Dated 1809 with later additions and alterations. Single storey with attic, 3-bay rectangular-plan cottage with separate single storey ancillary block at rear later linked by porch, forming L-plan; further lean-to addition beyond. Harl-pointed, squared and coursed tooled red sandstone rubble to front; droved sandstone dressings; harl-pointed rubble to sides and rear. Droved quoins; droved long and short surrounds to openings; flush cills.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: boarded timber door centred at ground; lintel dated '1809'. Single windows at ground in flanking bays; slate-hung gabled dormers aligned above.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled block to left with single window at ground to outer left; small attic light off-set to left of centre. Single window in flat-roofed porch recessed to right. Catslide window breaking eaves in single storey block adjoined to right; lean-to addition to outer right.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: original cottage with single window off-set to right of centre; gabled projection to outer right with lean-to addition at front to left.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled block to right with square window at ground to outer left; small attic off-set to right of centre. Boarded timber door to left in porch linking single storey block to outer left.

Border-glazed timber sash and case windows to front; border-glazed timber casement dormers; 6-pane windows at rear. Grey slate roofs; stone skews; cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced sandstone apex stack to SW; brick-built apex stack to NE; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good, relatively early example of a modest traditional type, pre 1840 and little altered. The symmetrical front elevation and dated lintel are particularly notable.

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