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Sawmill House, High Street, Ayton

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8437 / 55°50'37"N

Longitude: -2.1268 / 2°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 392157

OS Northings: 661172

OS Grid: NT921611

Mapcode National: GBR F0LW.B1

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.9CHZ

Plus Code: 9C7VRVVF+F7

Entry Name: Sawmill House, High Street, Ayton

Listing Name: Ayton, High Street, Sawmill House Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393747

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46443

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 in origin with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 5-bay (4-bay at 1st floor), rectangular-plan residential range (grouped 3-2) forming end of terrace, with lower, 2-storey, 4-bay wing projecting at rear; lower piended addition beyond (former sawmill); adjoining shed forming near U-plan. Rubble; sandstone ashlar dressings; harled side elevation; rendered, piended block at rear. Rusticated quoins to front; long and short surrounds to openings; painted margins; projecting cills.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: deep-set timber panelled door in penultimate bay to outer left, decorative fanlight; single windows at ground in flanking bays; single windows aligned in all 3 bays at 1st floor. Deep-set timber panelled door in penultimate bay to outer right, opaque fanlight; single windows at both floors in bay to outer right.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled block to right with single window at ground off-set to right of centre. Lower, 4-bay range recessed to left with 2 segmental-arched cart arches at ground (various modern insertions; tooled voussoirs); blocked doorway at ground to outer right; blocked, squat opening at ground to outer left; small window at 1st floor in bay to outer right; single windows in remaining 3 bays to left. Lower, 2-storey range adjoined to left with single windows at ground; 2-leaf boarded timber loading door centred at 1st floor; flanking windows.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; some 4-pane glazing at rear; modern dormers and rooflights. Grey slate roof to front range; stone-coped skews. Pantiled roofs to rear wings with grey slate easing course in part. Corniced ridge and apex stacks; various cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble walls enclosing site to side.

Statement of Interest

An interesting, relatively intact complex, empty and for sale 1998. 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, Oaklands', and 'Ayton, High Street, The Rowans'.

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