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Lochiel, Main Street East End, Chirnside

A Category C Listed Building in Chirnside, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8026 / 55°48'9"N

Longitude: -2.2075 / 2°12'26"W

OS Eastings: 387090

OS Northings: 656605

OS Grid: NT870566

Mapcode National: GBR F10B.WS

Mapcode Global: WH9Y8.2F21

Plus Code: 9C7VRQ3V+22

Entry Name: Lochiel, Main Street East End, Chirnside

Listing Name: Chirnside, Main Street East End, Lochiel Including Boundary Walls, Piers and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 6 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393634

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46348

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Chirnside

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Chirnside

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Single storey with attic, 3-bay, former United Presbyterian gabled Tudor manse with lower, single storey, single bay wings recessed to outer left and right; single storey wing at rear, forming near T-plan. Coursed and stugged red sandstone; sandstone ashlar dressings (lightly droved in part); harl-pointed red sandstone rubble at rear. Raised base course; stugged quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to openings; sandstone mullions to bipartites; flush cills.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: slightly recessed, square-headed central entrance with timber panelled door, Tudor-arched fanlight; blind, round-arched arrowslit centred in small surmounting gablehead. Corniced eaves to canted windows at ground in flanking bays; blind, square-headed arrowslits centred in large sandstone gableheads breaking eaves above. Bipartite windows in single bay projections recessed to outer left and right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled projection at centre. Single storey with attic, and single storey ranges recessed to outer left and right.

Modern timber glazing throughout; rooflights. Grey slate roof; gablet-coped skews; scroll-bracketed skewputts. Sandstone apex stacks with brick-built triple flues; octagonal cans; plain apex stack to N; single circular can.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS, PIERS AND GATEPIERS: heavily-pointed, coped rubble walls enclosing site. Corniced square-plan piers fronting street to outer left and right with chamfered angles; flat ashlar caps. Gatepiers (as piers) flanking central pedestrian entrance; modern iron gate.

Statement of Interest

Noted in the OS Name Book as "...a well built manse with garden attached, occupied by James Ker, minister." Originally associated with the nearby United Presbyterian Church (itself erected in 1838 and demolished in the later 20th century). No longer a manse, Lochiel was replaced in the later 19th century by the adjacent, much larger Erskine Manse, now Digby House.

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