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Latitude: 55.8992 / 55°53'57"N
Longitude: -2.1304 / 2°7'49"W
OS Eastings: 391943
OS Northings: 667349
OS Grid: NT919673
Mapcode National: GBR F0K7.K4
Mapcode Global: WH9XQ.7ZSH
Entry Name: St Abbs, Rock House Including Ancillary Structure and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 26 January 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393993
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46659
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Earlier to mid 19th century with later alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan house. Painted render with painted dressings. Base course (incorporating rock in part); quoin strips; plain margins. Single storey with attic ancillary structure to front.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: glazed modern door at centre; single windows flanking at ground; single windows in all bays at 1st floor.
SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with single window at ground to left; single window at 1st floor to right.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single window centred at ground; single window at ground to left; single windows in all bays at 1st floor; piended dormers to left and right.
NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with single window at ground to right; single window at 1st floor to left.
Modern timber windows throughout. Slate roof. Corniced, brick-built apex stacks; circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: rectangular-plan ancillary structure/store with later single storey addition to NW. Harled; whitewashed addition. SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gable end with deep-set boarded timber door to right; single window in gablehead above. NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: square-headed opening centred at ground. Later addition to right. Timber sash and case windows; rooflights.
BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble-coped, rubble walls partially enclosing courtyard to front.
Prominently sited to the W of St Abbs Harbour (see separate list entry). Particularly notable for the incorporation of rock at its base.
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