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Latitude: 55.843 / 55°50'34"N
Longitude: -2.1249 / 2°7'29"W
OS Eastings: 392273
OS Northings: 661090
OS Grid: NT922610
Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.R9
Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.BDCK
Entry Name: Ayton, High Street, the Old Schoolhouse Including Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 28 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393744
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46440
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Late 18th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan former schoolhouse forming end of terrace with single storey, gabled addition at rear. Squared and snecked painted render to front; painted margins; harl-pointed sandstone rubble to side and rear. Eaves course; projecting cills.
NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: deep-set timber panelled door centred at ground; plate glass fanlight; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in flanking bays.
NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.
SW (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled projection off-set to left of centre. Irregularly fenestrated at both floors in remaining bays to left and right.
4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to front (some secondary glazing); small-pane glazing at rear; rooflights. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews. Brick-built apex stacks; various circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
BOUNDARY WALLS: heavily-pointed, low coped wall enclosing site to front. Taller rubble wall partially enclosing former playground at rear.
One of the most prominent houses fronting Ayton's High Street. Replaced in the later 19th century by a larger structure which still stands to the SW (itself now a private residence called 'The Old School').
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