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Latitude: 55.8418 / 55°50'30"N
Longitude: -2.1254 / 2°7'31"W
OS Eastings: 392245
OS Northings: 660956
OS Grid: NT922609
Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.NQ
Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.BF4H
Entry Name: Ayton, Beanburn, Summerhill Including Former Coach House
Listing Date: 28 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393733
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46430
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Early 19th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay plain classical house with lower, 2-storey wing centred at rear forming near T-plan. Heavily-pointed pink sandstone rubble; cream sandstone dressings. Eaves course; droved quoins; droved long and short surrounds to openings; sandstone margins; projecting cills. Single storey with attic, rectangular-plan former coach house to NW.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: deep-set timber panelled door centred at ground; round-arched decorative fanlight (stylised radial); round-arched, keystoned door-surround. Single window centred at 1st floor; single windows at both floors in flanking bays.
SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to right. Lower, 2-bay wing recessed to left with timber panelled door to right; single window at ground to left; single window centred at 1st floor.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1998.
NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: main block to left with single windows at both floors in bay to outer left. Lower, 2-storey wing recessed to right.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof. Wallhead stacks to SW and NE; various circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
FORMER COACH HOUSE: heavily-pointed sandstone rubble; rubble dressings. SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: large, 2-leaf boarded timber door centred at ground; boarded timber opening aligned above. Grey slate piended roof. INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
A well-detailed, plain classical house, which remains much as it was when first complete. Thought to predate the similarly-detailed house to its left - see separate list entry for 'Ayton, Beanburn, The Retreat'. Not to be confused with another 'Summerhill', also in Beanburn (see separate list entry).
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