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Fairnieside Farmhouse

A Category C Listed Building in Ayton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8455 / 55°50'43"N

Longitude: -2.0875 / 2°5'15"W

OS Eastings: 394618

OS Northings: 661371

OS Grid: NT946613

Mapcode National: GBR F0VV.VD

Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.XB3L

Plus Code: 9C7VRWW6+6X

Entry Name: Fairnieside Farmhouse

Listing Name: Fairnieside Farmhouse Including Garden Walls

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393770

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46455

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200393770

Location: Ayton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Ayton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Earlier 19th century, possibly incorporating earlier fabric and with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay, classically-detailed farmhouse with full-height wing at rear forming near L-plan; single storey, lean-to addition in rear re-entrant angle. Whinstone rubble to front; painted harl to sides and rear; painted sandstone dressings throughout. Base course; moulded eaves course. Narrow quoin strips; droved quoins; droved long and short surrounds to raised margins; projecting cills.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to flush-panelled door centred at ground; border-glazed fanlight; classical doorpiece with flanking pilasters, stylised Ionic capitals, plain frieze, cornice, blocking course; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in flanking bays.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: main block to left with single window at ground to outer left. Full-height range recessed to right with single window at 1st floor off-set to left of centre; single window in single storey, lean-to addition to front.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: blind elevation to full-height wing projecting to right. Timber door in lean-to addition recessed to left. Single windows at both floors in bay recessed to outer left.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: main block to right with single window at ground in bay to outer right; single window at 1st floor to left. Full-height wing slightly recessed to left with small window at ground to right; single windows at both floors in 2 remaining bays to left.

Plate glass and 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs. Sandstone ridge and wallhead stacks (2 raised in brick); circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GARDEN WALLS: heavily-pointed coped rubble walls partially enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

Noted in the OS Name Book as a "...commodious farmhouse two stories [sic] high..." A good and relatively intact example of an early, classically-detailed farmhouse. Rutherfurd notes a Mr Alexander Leitch as farmer here in 1866. Fairnieside steading is set to the N.

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