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Reston, Main Street, Reston House Including Boundary Walls, Railings, Gatepiers and Gate

A Category C Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8526 / 55°51'9"N

Longitude: -2.192 / 2°11'31"W

OS Eastings: 388074

OS Northings: 662174

OS Grid: NT880621

Mapcode National: GBR F04R.7V

Mapcode Global: WH9Y2.95D4

Entry Name: Reston, Main Street, Reston House Including Boundary Walls, Railings, Gatepiers and Gate

Listing Date: 26 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393978

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46649

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay, classically-detailed house with lower 2-storey, 2-bay addition recessed to left. Squared and snecked tooled red sandstone; cream sandstone dressings. Base course; prominent eaves course. Stugged quoins and long and short surrounds to openings; projecting cills.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to classical doorpiece centred at ground with paired pilasters, plain frieze, cornice; timber panelled door; decorative round-arched fanlight; moulded round-arched opening. Tripartite windows flanking entrance at ground (narrow side lights); single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Lower addition recessed to left with timber panelled door at ground to right; 4-pane fanlight; single windows at both floors to left.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roofs. Prominent wallhead stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS, GATEPIERS AND GATE: low, coped and tooled sandstone wall enclosing site; iron railings above with fleur-de-lys finials. Octagonal-plan gatepiers flanking pedestrian entrance to front; shallow octagonal caps; iron gate with fleur-de-lys finials. Square-plan gatepiers flanking vehicular entrance to front and secondary entrance within; shallow pyramidal caps; gates missing/replaced respectively.

Statement of Interest

One of the most prominent houses in Reston. The unusually large eaves course suggests the roof may have been raised at some point.

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