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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393978
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46649
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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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