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Latitude: 55.868 / 55°52'4"N
Longitude: -2.2543 / 2°15'15"W
OS Eastings: 384185
OS Northings: 663893
OS Grid: NT841638
Mapcode National: GBR D0PL.RB
Mapcode Global: WH9XV.BRSX
Plus Code: 9C7VVP9W+57
Entry Name: Westwood House, Houndwood
Listing Name: Houndwood, Westwood House (Former Manse) Including Ancillary Structure, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 26 January 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393966
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46637
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Early 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay plain classical house (former Free Church manse) with 2-storey wing at rear; single storey, 2-bay addition to side. Coursed, whitewashed harl; painted dressings. Narrow quoin strips; painted margins; projecting cills. Single storey ancillary structure to NE.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps with plain iron balustrades accessing part-glazed timber panelled door centred at ground; 2-pane fanlight; plain ashlar surround with consoled cornice. Single windows flanking at ground; single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Single storey addition to left with part-glazed timber door to left; single window to right.
SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: principal block to left with part-glazed timber door at ground to right; 3-pane fanlight; single window aligned at 1st floor. Full-height wing recessed to right with lean-to porch centred at ground; single windows at both floors in flanking bays.
Predominantly 12-pane modern windows; rooflights. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews to rear. Coped apex stacks; circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: harl-pointed rubble gig-house. Single storey, rectangular-plan block with single storey projection to outer right forming L-plan. SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-leaf boarded timber garage door to outer left; small window in projecting wing to outer right. Pantiled roof. INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: coped rubble walls partially enclosing site. Square-plan, stop-chamfered gatepiers flanking pedestrian entrance to W; finialled caps; gate missing. Square-plan gatepiers flanking vehicular entrance to E; corniced, pyramidal caps; gate missing.
Side addition erected July 1999. Noted in the OS Name Book as "...a modern built house in good repair with a garden and ornamental grounds attached. It was occupied as an inn...but is now the Free Church manse...occupied by the officiating minister, Rev. A Spence." A good example of a traditional type which, although its genuine character has suffered with the non-traditional window form and materials and dominant rooflights, retains the less easily reversible essentials and a good gig-house. The Free Church with which the house was once associated is no longer in place (see 1858 OS map).
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