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Latitude: 55.8478 / 55°50'52"N
Longitude: -2.1145 / 2°6'52"W
OS Eastings: 392930
OS Northings: 661625
OS Grid: NT929616
Mapcode National: GBR F0PT.0K
Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.H8BV
Plus Code: 9C7VRVXP+46
Entry Name: North Lodge And Gate Piers, Ayton Castle
Listing Name: Ayton Castle, North Lodge Including Gatepiers
Listing Date: 28 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393749
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46445
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Later to late 19th century with later additions and alterations. Single storey, 4-bay, near rectangular-plan gate lodge to NE of Ayton Castle, with projecting hipped-roof porch to front, hipped roof projection at rear with later flat-roofed addition in rear re-entrant angle. Predominantly rubble whinstone (squared and snecked in part); stugged red sandstone dressings. Overhanging timber bracketed eaves; raised quoins; long and short surrounds to openings; painted mullions; projecting cills.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to projecting porch off-set to left of centre; decorative finial aligned above. Tripartite windows in flanking bays; single window in bay to outer right.
SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: original block with single window off-set to left of centre. Porch recessed to outer right with timber panelled door off-set to left; 2-pane fanlight. Flat-roofed addition recessed to outer left with taller, hipped projection set behind (decorative finial surmounting roof).
Predominantly timber sash and case windows (some lying-pane windows to front; some modern glazing at rear). Grey slate hipped roof with decorative finials to SW and NE. Corniced, brick-built paired ridge stacks flanking centre; octagonal cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
GATEPIERS: stop-chamfered, square-plan gatepiers flanking N entrance. Coursed and tooled red sandstone; corniced pyramidal caps. Original gates missing. Low, heavily-pointed rubble outer walls.
B Group comprises 'Ayton Castle', 'Ayton Castle, Dovecot', 'Ayton Castle, North Lodge', 'Ayton Castle, South Lodge', 'Ayton Castle, Stable Courtyard' and 'Ayton Castle, Walled Garden' (see separate list entries). A late, but unusually-detailed gate lodge set to the NE of Ayton Castle, listed particularly for its group value.
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