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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393738
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46434
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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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