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2 Marchmont Estate Cottages, Marchmont House

A Category C Listed Building in Polwarth, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7295 / 55°43'46"N

Longitude: -2.4045 / 2°24'16"W

OS Eastings: 374690

OS Northings: 648526

OS Grid: NT746485

Mapcode National: GBR C2N5.6Z

Mapcode Global: WH8XF.1881

Plus Code: 9C7VPHHW+Q5

Entry Name: 2 Marchmont Estate Cottages, Marchmont House

Listing Name: Marchmont Estate, 1 and 2 Marchmont Estate Cottages

Listing Date: 16 August 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393597

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46324

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Polwarth

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Polwarth

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Circa 1900, with later additions and alterations. Mirrored pair of 2-storey, 3-bay gabled cottages forming symmetrical 6-bay block; flat-roofed, single storey garage additions to outer left and right; single storey additions at rear. Squared and snecked stugged red sandstone to front; cream sandstone dressings; harl-pointed rubble to sides and rear. Stugged quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to lightly droved, stop-chamfered openings; sandstone mullions to bipartites; projecting cills. Dry-dashed rear additions.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-bay gabled range at centre with bipartite windows in both bays at both floors (upper windows breaking eaves). Boarded timber doors in bays to right and left respectively; 2-pane fanlights. Bipartite windows at both floors in bays to outer right and left (gabled upper windows breaking eaves).

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: flat-roofed addition to left; lean-to addition to right.

Lying-pane lower, 4-pane upper glazing in timber sash and case windows to front; some modern windows at rear; rooflights. Graded grey slate roof; stone ridging; timber bargeboards. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced, brick-built ridge and apex stacks; various circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises Marchmont House, Adam Bridge, the Cottages near the Remains of Redbraes Castle, the Dovecot, Gamekeeper's Cottage, Ice House, The Kennel House, 1 & 2 Marchmont Estate Cottages, Redbraes, Stable Courtyard and the Walled Garden (see separate list entries). A relatively late, but well-detailed pair of estate cottages set to the E of Marchmont House. The unusual glazing pattern, stop-chamfered openings and 2-pane fanlights are particularly notable.

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