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Field House, Main Street East End, Chirnside

A Category C Listed Building in Chirnside, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8031 / 55°48'11"N

Longitude: -2.2002 / 2°12'0"W

OS Eastings: 387545

OS Northings: 656665

OS Grid: NT875566

Mapcode National: GBR F12B.GL

Mapcode Global: WH9Y8.5DJM

Plus Code: 9C7VRQ3X+6W

Entry Name: Field House, Main Street East End, Chirnside

Listing Name: Chirnside, Main Street East End, Field House Including Ancillary Wing and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 6 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393632

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46346

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Chirnside

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Chirnside

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Late 18th century, reworked in later 19th century and with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay house with projecting single storey and attic, rectangular-plan ancillary wing adjoined to side, forming L-plan. Coursed and whitewashed render to house; red sandstone ashlar dressings. Raised base course; lintel course beneath eaves. Sandstone quoins to upper floor; stop-chamfered margins; projecting cills.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: part-gazed timber panelled door off-set to left of centre; painted door-surround; single window aligned above. Single windows at both floors in flanking bays. Projecting ancillary wing adjoined to outer right. NW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; sandstone ridging; stone-coped skews. Corniced apex stack to NE; brick-built apex stack to SW; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

ANCILLARY WING: harl-pointed red sandstone rubble to SE and NE; rubble dressings (heavily weathered in part); whitewashed to SW. Raised margins; projecting cills. SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: large, boarded timber door in bay to outer left; single window at centre. SE (SIDE/STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Single windows in both bays at ground; round-arched attic window centred above; former pigeon ledge above. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998. INTERIOR: used as workshop 1998. 12- and 16-pane glazing in timber sash and case and fixed windows; 9-pane, round-arched window with 3-pane upper to SE. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews.

BOUNDARY WALL: low rubble wall enclosing site to front.

Statement of Interest

The spacing of the bays and the fact that the upper windows virtually abut the eaves suggests the house is relatively early in original date - the stop-chamfered window surrounds being a later alteration. With its symmetrical elevation to the street and projecting pigeon ledge, the adjoining ancillary wing (said to have been a mill wrights at one time) is particularly interesting.

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