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Harelaw Farm Steading

A Category C Listed Building in Chirnside, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8124 / 55°48'44"N

Longitude: -2.1996 / 2°11'58"W

OS Eastings: 387588

OS Northings: 657703

OS Grid: NT875577

Mapcode National: GBR F127.L7

Mapcode Global: WH9Y8.55TG

Plus Code: 9C7VRR62+X5

Entry Name: Harelaw Farm Steading

Listing Name: Harelaw Farm Steading

Listing Date: 6 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393646

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46358

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Chirnside

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Chirnside

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Tagged with: Farmstead

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Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Predominantly single storey and single storey with attic steading complex comprising 2 originally H-plan groups with further L-plan range adjoined to N. Harl-pointed sandstone rubble (tooled and squared in part); tooled rubble dressings. Rubble quoins; long and short surrounds to openings. Boarded timber doors.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: 2 U-plan open cattle courts enclosed on 3 sides by various pitched and piended ranges (iron columnar supports in part); rubble-coped, rubble walls enclosing courts to front. Gabled block to left with timber door centred at ground; exterior stair accessing timber door above; sandstone ledge and tiered pigeon holes centred in gablehead. Covered cattle courts and further gabled range to outer left. Blind elevations to single storey ranges dividing cattle courts. Gabled ranges to outer right.

CARTSHED: 6-bay cartshed with segmental-arched openings set in W elevation E range. Pointed and tooled sandstone rubble (weathered in part); square-plan piers; rubble voussoirs. Pantiled.

Various rooflights. Predominantly grey slate roofs; pantiled ranges to E; some corrugated-iron. Stone-coped skews; stone ridging; cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A substantial post-improvement 19th century steading. Of particular note is the arrangement of the 2 near H-plan groups, as well as the form of the open cattle courts, the pantiled cartshed and the traditional tiered pigeon holes. Although a 'Harelaw Farm' is shown on Blackadder's 1797 map, it is not on the same site as that which remains today and is most probably the now demolished 'Easter Harelaw'. Rutherfurd notes a Mr George Wilson as farmer here in 1866.

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