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Westwood House, Houndwood

A Category C Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393966

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46637

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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