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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393627
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46342
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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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