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Herbert Villa, Chirnside

A Category C Listed Building in Chirnside, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7971 / 55°47'49"N

Longitude: -2.2113 / 2°12'40"W

OS Eastings: 386850

OS Northings: 655997

OS Grid: NT868559

Mapcode National: GBR F10D.1R

Mapcode Global: WH9Y8.0K87

Plus Code: 9C7VQQWQ+RF

Entry Name: Herbert Villa, Chirnside

Listing Name: Chirnside, Herbert Villa Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 6 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393627

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46342

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Chirnside

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Chirnside

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Circa 1800 with later alterations. 2-storey, originally 3-bay, rectangular-plan house with later bay formed at ground. Harl-pointed sandstone rubble; tooled rubble dressings. Raised eaves course; droved rubble quoins; long and short surrounds to openings. Painted margins; flush cills.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: replacement timber door centred at ground with integral oval fanlight; single window aligned above; small single window at ground in bay to left. Single windows at both floors in bays to outer left and right.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: small attic light off-set to right of centre.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: small attic light off-set to left of centre.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; sandstone ridging; stone-coped skews. Corniced, brick-built apex stacks; various circular cans. Some cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL: low coped rubble wall enclosing site to front. Iron pedestrian entry gate; timber vehicular gate.

Statement of Interest

The OS Name Book describes 'Herberts Villa' as "...a dwelling house 1 storey high and in good repair, with a vegetable garden attached." It should be noted however, that prior to editing, the text read '2 storeys'. With no visual evidence to support the theory that the house was originally single storey and subsequently raised, the unedited text is probably the more accurate.

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