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Redbraes, Marchmont House

A Category C Listed Building in Polwarth, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7289 / 55°43'43"N

Longitude: -2.4047 / 2°24'17"W

OS Eastings: 374677

OS Northings: 648459

OS Grid: NT746484

Mapcode National: GBR C2N6.56

Mapcode Global: WH8XF.185J

Plus Code: 9C7VPHHW+G4

Entry Name: Redbraes, Marchmont House

Listing Name: Marchmont Estate, Redbraes

Listing Date: 16 August 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393598

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46325

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Polwarth

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Polwarth

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Probably Sir Robert Lorimer, early 20th century. Single storey with attic, T-plan Arts and Crafts style house (former laundry to Marchmont House). Harl-pointed, squared and snecked cream sandstone rubble; lightly tooled sandstone ashlar dressings (droved in part). Overhanging bell-cast eaves; rake-jointed quoins; rake-jointed long and short surrounds to openings; timber mullions; flush cills.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5-bay porch advanced at centre with steeply pitched piended roof breaking eaves; central 2-leaf, part-glazed door; multi-pane windows in remaining bays and returns to left and right; tripartite dormer centred above with piended roof projecting from apex. Blind at ground in bays recessed to outer left and right.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay wing advanced to right with single windows in all bays at ground; blocked gabled attic opening centred above. 2-bay wing recessed to left with steps to part-glazed timber panelled door to right; single window in bay to outer left; tripartite dormer centred above.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-bay wing projecting at centre with bipartite windows in both bays at ground; 4-light glazing row in piended dormer centred above.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay wing advanced to left with single windows in all bays at ground; blocked gabled attic opening centred above. 2-bay wing recessed to right with bipartite windows in both bays at ground; bipartite dormer centred above.

Predominantly 6-pane glazing in timber casement windows; 16-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to sides. Graded grey slate piended and bell-cast roofs; stone ridging. Coped sandstone stack with ashlar dressings; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: 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). Set to the E of Marchmont House, Redbraes is thought to be the work of Sir Robert Lorimer, who remodelled Marchmont House for its then owner, Robert Finnie McEwen (1914-20) and, it is assumed, also designed the nearby, similarly detailed Old Coach House (listed with the Stable Courtyard). With many of its original features intact, Redbraes remains a good example of Lorimer's work.

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