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No 15, Foulden

A Category B Listed Building in Foulden, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7955 / 55°47'43"N

Longitude: -2.1156 / 2°6'56"W

OS Eastings: 392849

OS Northings: 655806

OS Grid: NT928558

Mapcode National: GBR F1NF.S9

Mapcode Global: WH9Y9.GLSG

Plus Code: 9C7VQVWM+5Q

Entry Name: No 15, Foulden

Listing Name: Foulden Village, Cheviot View

Listing Date: 24 January 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393909

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46577

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Foulden

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Foulden

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Possibly later 18th century in origin with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 4-bay house forming end of terrace with single storey and attic, piended wing at rear forming L-plan; later single storey, flat-roofed addition in rear re-entrant angle. Rubble sandstone to front and side; whitewashed rubble at rear; painted margins.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: modern, part-glazed timber panelled door off-set to left of centre; single windows flanking at ground. Broken pediments with crescent motifs and obelisk finials to single windows breaking eaves in all bays above.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end to left with circular window at ground off-set to left of centre; single window to right. 2 modern garage doors in piended wing recessed to outer right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated principal block with flat-roofed addition off-set to left of centre. 2-bay piended wing projecting to outer left with single windows in both bays at ground; gabled attic opening centred above.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to front; modern windows to side and rear. Red tile roof with fishscale banding to front; plain slates at rear; stone-coped skews. 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. Marked as 'No 15' on the 1974 OS map. Harl removed 1999, revealing relieving arches and blocked openings. An early, well-detailed house, forming the end of a picturesque terrace, fronting Foulden's main thoroughfare. Once a schoolmaster's house, it was linked internally to a schoolroom in the adjoining single storey wing to the W (now part of and listed with 'Mansefield'). Details such as the broken pediments 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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