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Latitude: 55.8033 / 55°48'11"N
Longitude: -2.1987 / 2°11'55"W
OS Eastings: 387642
OS Northings: 656686
OS Grid: NT876566
Mapcode National: GBR F12B.SJ
Mapcode Global: WH9Y8.6D8G
Plus Code: 9C7VRR32+8G
Entry Name: Smithy House, Main Street East End, Chirnside
Listing Name: Chirnside, Main Street East End, Smithy House
Listing Date: 6 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393635
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46349
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
18th century with later additions and alterations. Single storey, rectangular-plan former blacksmith's house and adjoining smithy with piended wing to SE forming L-plan. Predominantly harl-pointed sandstone rubble; tooled rubble dressings; painted harl to NE elevation; dry-dashed piended wing.
SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3-bay cottage to right with single window at centre; squat single window in bay to left; piended projection to outer right with lower, mono-pitched block to front. Former smithy adjoined to left with boarded timber door in bay to outer right; single window off-set to right of centre; remainder obscured by foliage.
SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: steeply-pitched gable-end with small, square-headed opening at ground off-set to right of centre (partially blocked). 2-bay piended wing recessed to right with part-glazed boarded timber door in bay to left; timber-mullioned bipartite window in bay to right. Mono-pitched block recessed to outer right.
NW (REAR/STREET) ELEVATION: former blacksmith's house with small single window at centre; single window in bay to right. Former smithy adjoined to right with blocked opening off-set to right of centre.
NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: steeply-pitched gable-end with single window at ground in bay to right. Lower wing adjoined to left with single window of-set to right of centre.
Various timber sash and case and casement windows; small rooflights. Grey slate roof to former blacksmith's house; sandstone ridging; stone-coped skews. Red pantiled roof to former smithy; stone-coped skews. Brick-built ridge and apex stacks to main block; tall wallhead stack to SE; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
No longer in use as a smithy, but partially occupied 1998. Said to be one of the oldest properties in Chirnside village, possibly reaching back into the 17th century. According to the current occupant (1998), none of the smithy's original machinery remains in place.
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