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12 the Loan and Adjoining Former Cottage

A Category C Listed Building in Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7211 / 55°43'15"N

Longitude: -2.7548 / 2°45'17"W

OS Eastings: 352684

OS Northings: 647774

OS Grid: NT526477

Mapcode National: GBR 9268.DZ

Mapcode Global: WH7W3.NGDH

Entry Name: 12 the Loan and Adjoining Former Cottage

Listing Date: 5 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395004

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47668

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lauder

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Early 18th century and early 19th century. Pair of single storey cottages. The earlier one (to N) has more steeply pitched roofline; that to S is apparently single cell. Harled exterior; gable ends of original building of whinstone rubble.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: single entrance to each cottage; that to right has boarded timber door.

W ELEVATION: 2 windows to each cottage; that to outer right of left cottage is particularly small. Harled wall adjoins at right angles to right of right cottage.

N ELEVATION: small brick and harled lean-to adjoins.

S ELEVATION: single small blocked window to gable end.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs. Pair of rubble/coursed rubble gable end stacks with band courses and water tabling to N cottage; hexagonal can to S. Coped coursed rubble gable end stack to S of S cottage.

INTERIOR: not inspected (1998).

Statement of Interest

The steeply pitched roof of the north cottage indicates an early date and that it was thatched. The south cottage is no longer inhabited.

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