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Boat House, Mire Loch, St Abb's Head

A Category C Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.9102 / 55°54'36"N

Longitude: -2.1399 / 2°8'23"W

OS Eastings: 391354

OS Northings: 668580

OS Grid: NT913685

Mapcode National: GBR F0H3.J5

Mapcode Global: WH9XQ.3Q90

Plus Code: 9C7VWV66+33

Entry Name: Boat House, Mire Loch, St Abb's Head

Listing Name: St Abb's Head, Boat House at Mire Loch

Listing Date: 26 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393995

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46661

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Early 20th century with later additions and alterations. Single storey, rectangular-plan boat house comprised of 2 adjoining blocks stepped down sloping site. Tooled red rubble sandstone (squared and rake-jointed in part); cream sandstone dressings. Stugged quoins and long and short surrounds to openings; projecting cills.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gable end with large, square-headed boat opening at centre.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: higher 2-bay block to left with boarded window at centre; boarded timber door to right; flat-roofed addition projecting to outer left. Lower block adjoined to right with boarded timber door at centre.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: blind elevation of gable end built into hillside.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: higher block to right with boarded window off-set to left of centre. Lower block to left with single window to outer left.

Boarded windows. Pantiled roofs with purple slate easing courses. Corniced, red sandstone apex stack to SW; can missing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Interest

A relatively rare building type. Set on the S side of Mire Loch, both the boat house and the loch are contained within St Abb's Head nature reserve. The 1858 OS map shows a whinstone quarry on the site of what is now the loch.

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