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Coldingham, School Road, Coldingham Primary School Including Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8883 / 55°53'17"N

Longitude: -2.162 / 2°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 389963

OS Northings: 666142

OS Grid: NT899661

Mapcode National: GBR F0BC.Q1

Mapcode Global: WH9XW.R8N8

Entry Name: Coldingham, School Road, Coldingham Primary School Including Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 26 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393945

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46612

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Dated 1893 with later additons and alterations. Single storey complex comprising symmetrical, 11-bay principal range, grouped 3-1-3-1-3; substantial single storey, flat-roofed addition at rear. Coursed and bull-faced red sandstone to front; squared and snecked tooled red sandstone to sides; harl-pointed rubble at rear; ashlar dressings (droved in part). Moulded eaves; quoins; long and short surrounds to openings. Brick-built rear addition.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: shaped gable to central bay with 3 large, round-arched windows at ground; circular window centred above; round-arched opening in scroll-bracketed, pedimented bellcote surmounting gable; wind vane above; inscribed panel set below. Bipartite windows flanking at ground. Kneelered gables projecting to outer left and right with 3 large, round-arched windows at ground; circular windows centred above.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: principal block to left with 2 large, bipartite windows breaking eaves in kneelered gable off-set to left of centre; small window aligned above. Flat-roofed addition recessed to outer right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: principal block with 3 large, round-arched windows in gabled projections to outer left and right. Flat-roofed addition to front.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to principal block to right. Flat-roofed addition recessed to left.

Small-pane timber windows to original block. Grey slate roof; sandstone ridging; stone-coped skews with kneelers; scroll-bracketed skewputts.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: coped rubble walls enclosing site; plain iron railings. Rendered, square-plan gatepiers flanking entrance; pyramidal caps; modern gates.

Statement of Interest

Formerly Coldingham Public School. Erected by the School Board of Coldingham Parish, at a total cost of ?2,150. Very similar to the nearby Reston Primary School, built by the same school board 4 years later - see separate list entry, 'Reston, Reston Primary School'. A photograph published by Thomson shows ogee-capped, louvred ridge vents and the original gatepiers in place at Coldingham in 1908 (no longer in place 1999).

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