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Latitude: 55.8652 / 55°51'54"N
Longitude: -2.139 / 2°8'20"W
OS Eastings: 391395
OS Northings: 663571
OS Grid: NT913635
Mapcode National: GBR F0HM.P9
Mapcode Global: WH9XX.3VP0
Entry Name: Alemill Farmhouse Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 26 January 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393917
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46585
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Later to late 19th century with later additions and alterations. Asymmetrical, 2-storey, 3-bay gabled house with rear wing forming L-plan. Red rubble sandstone (heavily-pointed in part); cream sandstone dressings. Base course; stugged quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to stop-chamfered openings; sandstone mullions; projecting cills.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to timber panelled door centred at ground; plate glass fanlight; sandstone-bracketed canopy; small window aligned at 1st floor. Bipartite window at ground in bay to right; gabled dormerhead to bipartite window breaking eaves above. Full-height gabled projection to outer left with bipartite windows centred at ground and 1st floors; narrow opening centred in gablehead.
NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Gable end to right with single window at ground to outer right; single window at 1st floor off-set to left; narrow opening centred in gablehead. Flush 2-bay wing to left with glazed door at ground to right; gabled dormerhead to window breaking eaves above; single window at ground to outer left.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: main block with single window centred at 1st floor. Gabled projection to right with single window at ground off-set to left of centre; single window centred at 1st floor; single storey addition to outer left (enclosing courtyard).
SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end to left with single windows at ground and 1st floors off-set to left of centre; narrow opening centred in gablehead. Irregularly fenestrated range recessed to right with gabled dormerhead to window breaking eaves off-set to right; single storey addition to outer right; coped rubble walls enclosing courtyard to front.
Predominantly 3- and 6-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; stone-coped skews; scroll-bracketed skewputts. Corniced, brick-built apex stacks; various cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
BOUNDARY WALLS: heavily-pointed, coped rough rubble walls partially enclosing site (dating to earlier house in part).
A late but well-detailed farmhouse, built to replace an earlier structure to the W - itself noted in the OS Name Book as "...a commodious farm house 2 stores [sic] high..." Little of the original farm steading remains in place and the former farm cottages have been converted into a single property. Rutherfurd's notes a Mr Richard Lamb as farmer here in 1866.
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