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16 Foulden Village

A Category B Listed Building in Foulden, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7955 / 55°47'43"N

Longitude: -2.1161 / 2°6'58"W

OS Eastings: 392817

OS Northings: 655807

OS Grid: NT928558

Mapcode National: GBR F1NF.N9

Mapcode Global: WH9Y9.GLKG

Entry Name: 16 Foulden Village

Listing Date: 24 January 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393905

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46574

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Foulden

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Foulden

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Mid to later 19th century, possibly incorporating earlier fabric, with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical, 2-storey (upper windows breaking eaves), 3-bay, semi-detached cottage forming end of terrace with single storey, 2-bay wing recessed to outer left; lean-to addition at rear. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone; ashlar dressings (droved in part); rubble at rear. Corbelled eaves with dogtooth ornament to principal block; overhanging timber bracketed eaves to side wing. Droved quoins and long and short surrounds to chamfered margins; timber mullions.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: principal block with modern timber door in basket-arched surround centred at ground. Bipartite windows flanking at ground; broken, round-arched pediments with heart-shaped motifs and obelisk finials to single windows breaking eaves in all bays above. Single storey wing recessed to left with boarded timber door to right; bipartite window to left.

uPVC glazing to principal block; 8-pane glazing in timber sash and case window to side wing. Red tile roof with bell-cast eaves to front; plain slates at rear; stone-coped skews; bracketed skewputts. Brick-built ridge and apex stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises '16 Foulden Village', 'Foulden Village, Mansefield' and 'Foulden Village, Cheviot View' - see separate list entries. A well-detailed house, forming the end of a picturesque, Flemish style terrace, fronting Foulden's main thoroughfare. Details such as the broken pediments and decorative eaves are thought to date from the mid to later 19th century, when John Wilkie, then owner of Foulden House and principal landowner in the parish, funded and oversaw the renovation of the village. Wilkie was well travelled, and is said to have been particularly influenced by a village he had seen in Belgium - possibly accounting for the description of Foulden as '...a little Belgium in the heart of the Borders' (Berwickshire Advertiser, 1932). The OS Name Book however, notes how '...the houses are built of brick (in imitation of English cottages).' In 1842, prior to its renovation, Foulden village was described as having '...gone utterly to decay' (Topographical Gazetteer). By 1866, although much reduced in size, it was considered to be '...the prettiest [village] in the county' (Rutherfurd's).

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