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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393758
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46450
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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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