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Ayton, Beanburn, Heatherbank Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8416 / 55°50'29"N

Longitude: -2.1243 / 2°7'27"W

OS Eastings: 392316

OS Northings: 660936

OS Grid: NT923609

Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.XS

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.BFPM

Entry Name: Ayton, Beanburn, Heatherbank Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393727

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46426

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Later 19th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay plain classical style villa (former bank and manager's house) with single storey, single bay pavilion recessed to left; single storey pavilion advanced to right with single storey addition recessed to outer right. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone; sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; raised cill course at 1st floor; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to stop-chamfered openings; sandstone mullions; flush cills.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: corniced, flat-roofed porch projecting at centre with 2-leaf timber panelled door; plate glass fanlight. Bipartite windows at ground in bays flanking entrance; single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Blind elevation to single storey pavilion recessed to outer left. Single window in pavilion slightly advanced to right; single window in bay recessed to outer right.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to main block; single storey projection off-set to left of centre.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: single storey projection to outer right; single window in bay recessed to outer left; main block set behind.

Predominantly 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piend and platform roof to main block; grey slate piended roofs to flanking pavilions. Corniced sandstone wallhead stacks to E and W main block; various circular cans. Tall, corniced, square-plan stack to W pavilion; single circular can.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: coped sandstone wall enclosing site to front. Square-plan, coursed sandstone gatepiers flanking vehicular entrance; pyramidal caps; gate missing.

Statement of Interest

A late but well-detailed, prominently sited house, which once housed the Royal Bank (see OS map).

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