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Ayton, Beanburn, Kirklands Including Former Coach House, 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: -2.1263 / 2°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 392187

OS Northings: 660940

OS Grid: NT921609

Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.GS

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.9FQL

Entry Name: Ayton, Beanburn, Kirklands Including Former Coach House, Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393729

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46427

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay plain classical style former manse with projecting wing at rear forming near T-plan. Coursed and bull-faced render to front; coursed render to sides. Base course; eaves course; narrow quoin strips; margins; projecting cills. Single storey with attic, rectangular-plan former coach house set to NW.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: deep-set, flush-panelled door centred at ground; decorative fanlight; plain surround with decorative frieze and consoled cornice. Single window centred at 1st floor; single windows at both floors in flanking bays.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: main block to right with single window at ground off-set to right of centre. Later wing recessed to outer left.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to front. Grey slate piended roof. Corniced wallhead stacks to SW (render) and NE (sandstone); various octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

FORMER COACH HOUSE: harl-pointed rubble sandstone; tooled sandstone dressings. SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-leaf boarded timber sliding door centred at ground; squat opening aligned above. Grey slate piended roof. INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: heavily-pointed, low coped wall enclosing site to front. Rusticated sandstone, square-plan gatepiers flanking vehicular entrances to outer left and right; pyramidal caps; modern iron gates.

Statement of Interest

A relatively plain, traditional and intact former manse, originally associated with the Summerhill Burgher Church once set immediately behind (demolished 1936). The bull-faced render is thought to cover a rubble sandstone front - similar to those at the nearby 'Summerhill' and 'The Retreat' (see separate list entries 'Ayton, Beanburn').

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