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Oaklands, High Street, Ayton

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8438 / 55°50'37"N

Longitude: -2.1275 / 2°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 392111

OS Northings: 661186

OS Grid: NT921611

Mapcode National: GBR F0LV.6Z

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.9C4W

Plus Code: 9C7VRVVC+GX

Entry Name: Oaklands, High Street, Ayton

Listing Name: Ayton, High Street, Oaklands Including Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393743

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46439

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey with basement, 3-bay subdivided house forming end of terrace. Coursed and tooled cream sandstone; sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; band course dividing floors; lintel course beneath eaves. Long and short quoins and surrounds to openings; projecting cills (bracketed at 1st floor to front; panelled aprons at 1st floor to side).

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: step to timber panelled door centred at ground; geometric-patterned fanlight; corniced canopy; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in bay to outer right. Large, 2-leaf boarded timber door in segmental-arched basement opening in bay to outer left; single windows aligned at both floors above.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 4-bay at ground; 3-bay at 1st floor. Timber panelled door centred at ground, plain fanlight; later, part-glazed timber door off-set to left, plain fanlight; full-width corniced canopy above. Single window centred at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in bays to outer left and right.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; some uPVC replacements. Grey slate piended roof. Corniced ashlar wallhead stacks to SE and NW; octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low coped walls enclosing site to front and side. Plain and decorative iron railings.

Statement of Interest

An interesting house which forms the end of a terrace fronting Ayton's High Street (see separate list entries for 'Ayton, High Street, Beech Cottage', 'Ayton, High Street, Beech Villa', 'Ayton, High Street, The Rowans' and 'Ayton, High Street, Sawmill House'). Although obviously later in date than those to its left, Oaklands retains some good details, including its unusually steep basement entrance - a common feature in the terrace.

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