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Ayton, High Street, Moffat House

A Category B Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8421 / 55°50'31"N

Longitude: -2.1225 / 2°7'21"W

OS Eastings: 392424

OS Northings: 660989

OS Grid: NT924609

Mapcode National: GBR F0MW.8M

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.CFH7

Entry Name: Ayton, High Street, Moffat House

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393742

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46438

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Late 18th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey with basement and wallhead attic, 3-bay house forming end of terrace. Harl-pointed whinstone rubble to front; painted harl to rear; harled sides; cream sandstone dressings. Eaves course; droved quoins; droved long and short surrounds to openings; projecting cills.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to deep-set timber panelled door centred at ground; 3-pane fanlight; corniced door surround. Squat basement openings in bays flanking entrance; single windows aligned at ground; single windows in all bays at 1st floor; squat attic openings above.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: stair (?) window at centre; irregularly fenestrated in remaining bays; gabled dormers breaking eaves to outer left and right.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; 2- and 3-pane squat windows to front. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews. Rendered apex stack to SE; brick-built apex stack to NW; various circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

One of the most prominent houses fronting Ayton's High Street - its height and wallhead attic being of particular note.

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