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Ayton Mill Farmhouse Including Ancillary Structure and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8407 / 55°50'26"N

Longitude: -2.122 / 2°7'19"W

OS Eastings: 392457

OS Northings: 660836

OS Grid: NT924608

Mapcode National: GBR F0MX.D3

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.CGR9

Entry Name: Ayton Mill Farmhouse Including Ancillary Structure and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393758

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46450

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Later 19th century, possibly incorporating earlier fabric, with later additions and alterations. Asymmetrical 2-storey, 2-bay, irregular-plan gabled house with gabled porch in re-entrant angle to front; single storey, lean-to addition at rear. Sandstone and whinstone rubble; sandstone dressings; pointed-arched red brick relieving arches. Base course in part; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Long and short surrounds to stop-chamfered openings; sandstone mullions; chamfered cills. Single storey ancillary structure/store.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled wing projecting to right with tripartite window in piended projection centred at ground; bipartite window aligned at 1st floor. Lower wing recessed to left with boarded timber door off-set to right; plate glass fanlight; stop-chamfered, timber supports to gabled porch projecting to front.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-storey gable end with tripartite window centred at ground; bipartite window at 1st floor; bipartite windows in single storey, lean-to flanking bays. 2-storey wing recessed to right with gabled porch in re-entrant angle to front.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: blind elevation to single storey, lean-to projection to outer right; single window in bay recessed to left of centre; brick-built, lean-to addition projection to outer left.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; timber bargeboards. Battered coping to ridge stacks; cans predominantly missing. Iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: single storey, 2-bay. Sandstone rubble; sandstone dressings; stop-chamfered openings. ENTRANCE ELEVATION: boarded timber door in bay to left; door opening to right. Slate roof. INTERIOR: used as store.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble walls enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

An unusually-detailed house with the majority of its original features in place - the timber bargeboards, sash and case windows and gabled porch being particularly notable. The OS Name Book notes Ayton Mill as being "...attached to a dwelling house 2 stories [sic] high." This earlier house is thought to have been set within the nearby mill complex - the remains of which can still be seen to the S.

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