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Ayton, High Street, Beech Villa Including Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8438 / 55°50'37"N

Longitude: -2.127 / 2°7'37"W

OS Eastings: 392146

OS Northings: 661178

OS Grid: NT921611

Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.90

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.9CDY

Entry Name: Ayton, High Street, Beech Villa Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393738

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46434

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: steps to timber panelled door centred at ground; 6-pane fanlight. Single windows at ground in flanking bays; single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Boarded timber basement door off-set to outer left.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews. Corniced brick and sandstone ridge stacks; various cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL: coped rubble wall enclosing site to front.

Statement of Interest

A traditionally-detailed, intact house forming part of a terrace fronting Ayton's High Street (see separate list entries for 'Ayton, High Street, Beech Cottage', 'Ayton, 'Ayton, High Street, Sawmill House'). Beech Villa is particularly notable for the retention of its original glazing and 6-pane fanlight, and its unusually steep basement entrance - a common feature in the terrace.

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