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Beech Cottage, High Street, Ayton

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8438 / 55°50'37"N

Longitude: -2.1272 / 2°7'37"W

OS Eastings: 392135

OS Northings: 661179

OS Grid: NT921611

Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.80

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.9C9Y

Plus Code: 9C7VRVVF+G4

Entry Name: Beech Cottage, High Street, Ayton

Listing Name: Ayton, High Street, Beech Cottage Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393737

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46433

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Possibly late 18th century with later additions and alterations. Near-symmetrical 2-storey with basement, 3-bay house forming part of terrace. Rubble; rubble sandstone dressings. Droved long and short surrounds to openings; painted margins; projecting cills.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: modern timber panelled door centred at ground; single windows at both floors in flanking bays. Boarded timber basement door off-set to outer right.

Modern glazing throughout. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews. Corniced brick and sandstone ridge stacks; various cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL: low coped wall enclosing site to front.

Statement of Interest

A modestly-detailed, relatively intact house of group value forming part of a terrace fronting Ayton's High Street (see separate list entries for 'Ayton, High Street, Beech Villa', 'Ayton, High Street, Oaklands', 'Ayton, High Street, The Rowans' and 'Ayton, High Street, Sawmill House'). Beech Cottage is particularly notable for the retention of its unusually steep basement entrance - a common feature in the terrace.

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