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Rachan Mill Farm, Millside, Old Mill Cottage and Sawmill Cottage

A Category C Listed Building in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5958 / 55°35'44"N

Longitude: -3.4063 / 3°24'22"W

OS Eastings: 311480

OS Northings: 634470

OS Grid: NT114344

Mapcode National: GBR 43NQ.CW

Mapcode Global: WH6V7.NM52

Entry Name: Rachan Mill Farm, Millside, Old Mill Cottage and Sawmill Cottage

Listing Date: 3 November 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393867

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46525

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Parish: Broughton, Glenholm And Kilbucho

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

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Description

Circa 1845 with later additions and alterations. Asymmetrical, near Z-plan range comprising single storey with attic, 3-bay, gabled cottage to left ('Millside'); single storey, 2-bay cottage at centre ('Old Mill Cottage'); single storey with attic, 3-bay cottage to right ('Sawmill Cottage'). Millside: squared and snecked whinstone to front (rake-jointed in part); rubble at rear; droved cream sandstone quoins and long and short surrounds to openings. Old Mill Cottage: rendered; tabbed red sandstone margins. Sawmill Cottage: squared and snecked whinstone to front (rake-jointed in part); rubble at rear; droved red sandstone quoins and long and short surrounds to openings.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION, MILLSIDE: part-glazed boarded timber door centred at ground; 3-pane fanlight; bipartite window to right; gabled dormer aligned above. Projecting gabled bay to left with bipartite window centred at ground; single window in gablehead. OLD MILL COTTAGE: timber panelled door to outer left; single window subsequent bay to right. SAWMILL COTTAGE: timber panelled door at centre; single windows flanking at ground; piended, bipartite dormers aligned above.

W (REAR) ELEVATION, MILLSIDE: part-glazed boarded timber door off-set to right of centre; bipartite window to right; single windows in 2 bays to left; lean-to addition to outer left.

OLD MILL COTTAGE: L-plan with brick-built, engaged polygonal porch in re-entrant angle; various openings.

SAWMILL COTTAGE: window off-set to right of centre.

Statement of Interest

An interesting, free-standing cottage group, set to the N of the similarly detailed Rachan Mill Farm - see separate list entry. Apparently contemporary with the farm, the cottages are listed primarily for their group value. The early OS maps show a sluice running behind the cottages with a mill (since demolished) to the W. Old Mill Cottage and Sawmill Cottage empty 1999.

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