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Latitude: 55.8518 / 55°51'6"N
Longitude: -2.2047 / 2°12'16"W
OS Eastings: 387284
OS Northings: 662081
OS Grid: NT872620
Mapcode National: GBR F01S.H4
Mapcode Global: WH9Y2.35FS
Entry Name: Reston, the Old School House Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 26 January 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393984
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46653
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Early to earlier 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey (1st floor windows breaking eaves), 3-bay (5-bay at ground) former school house with piended porch at centre. Whitewashed harl with painted dressings (plain harl with rendered dressings to NE). Narrow quoin strips; plain margins; projecting cills.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: projecting later porch at centre with timber door; plate glass fanlight. Narrow windows flanking porch at ground; single windows in bays to outer left and right. Gabled dormerheads to single windows breaking eaves in 3 bays above.
SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with single window at ground off-set to left of centre.
NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with bipartite window at ground to right. Single window in single storey addition to right.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; terracotta ridging; stone-coped skews. Coped and harled ridge and apex stacks; various circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
BOUNDARY WALLS: coped, harled walls partially enclosing site.
Noted in the OS Name Book as "...a neat school house...erected by the heritors of Coldingham..." A good example of an early type. Originally Reston Village School before the opening of the nearby School Board school in 1897 - see separate list entry, 'Reston, Reston Primary School'.
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