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Se Range, Cairncross Farmhouse

A Category C Listed Building in East Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8652 / 55°51'54"N

Longitude: -2.1745 / 2°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 389177

OS Northings: 663566

OS Grid: NT891635

Mapcode National: GBR F08M.0B

Mapcode Global: WH9XW.KVR2

Plus Code: 9C7VVR8G+36

Entry Name: Se Range, Cairncross Farmhouse

Listing Name: Cairncross Farmhouse Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Gate and Railings

Listing Date: 26 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393928

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46595

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Late 18th century in origin with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 3-storey, 3-bay farmhouse with gabled porch to front; full-width, lean-to addition at rear; long, single storey, rectangular-plan range adjoined to SE. Predominantly harled; squared and snecked tooled render to side (NW); red sandstone margins.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: principal block with projecting, pedimented porch centred at ground; part-glazed timber panelled door; plate glass fanlight; single window aligned at 1st floor; squat window at 2nd floor. Single windows at ground and 1st floors in bays flanking centre; gabled dormerheads to single windows breaking eaves above. Single storey range adjoined to right with single window off-set to left in block to left; single window off-set to left in block to right.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with single windows at all floors off-set to right. Single windows in steeply-pitched, lean-to addition to left.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: principal block with single window at 1st floor off-set to left of centre; single window in lean-to addition to right. Single storey, gabled range projecting at ground with various additions at rear.

Modern windows throughout. Grey slate roofs; stone-coped skews. Brick-built apex stacks to principal block with 3 linked, corniced flues; tall, stepped, brick-built ridge stack to single storey range; cans missing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS, GATE AND RAILINGS: low, coped and harled wall fronting principal block with arched gatepiers flanking pedestrian entrance; spearheaded iron gate; spearheaded railings to side (missing in part). Low, rubble-coped wall to front single storey range. Tall, rubble-coped walls enclosing garden at rear.

Statement of Interest

Noted in the OS Name Book as "...a commodious farm house 2 stories [sic] high, with suitable offices including a thrashing machine propelled by steam..." An unusual, prominently sited farmhouse, particularly notable for its height. Other interesting features include the steeply-pitched roofs and the linked, brick-built flues. Rutherfurd's notes a Mr Robert White as farmer here in 1866. Little of the original steading remains in place 1999. Non-traditional glazing marrs its otherwise meritorious impact.

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