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Garden Cottage, Paxton House

A Category C Listed Building in Hutton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7648 / 55°45'53"N

Longitude: -2.1113 / 2°6'40"W

OS Eastings: 393112

OS Northings: 652388

OS Grid: NT931523

Mapcode National: GBR F1PS.PB

Mapcode Global: WH9YH.JCTH

Plus Code: 9C7VQV7Q+WF

Entry Name: Garden Cottage, Paxton House

Listing Name: Paxton House Estate, Garden Cottage Including Ancillary Range

Listing Date: 15 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395044

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47698

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hutton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Hutton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Possibly William J Gray, later 19th century with later additions and alterations. Asymmetrical, 2-storey, 3-bay, near L-plan Swiss Cottage with 1st floor balcony to front; single storey ancillary range at rear. Slightly bull-faced, Cyclopean pink sandstone at ground; tooled rubble at rear; applied half-timbering with painted panels at 1st floor throughout. 1st floor stepped out to NE and SW with decorative timber brackets; overhanging timber bracketed eaves throughout. Stugged quoins and long and short surrounds to ground floor openings; plain timber margins at 1st floor; timber mullions. Louvred timber shutters.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: slightly projecting, 2-bay gable end to left with glazed door at ground to right; bipartite window at ground to left; bipartite opening at 1st floor off-set to left of centre; single opening to right. Square-plan timber supports beneath timber balcony projecting at 1st floor; fretted balcony front with 'CONSIDER THE LILIES HOW THEY GROW' below; timber supports beneath overhanging eaves with decorative timber brackets; gablehead with kingpost and trusses. Range recessed to right with bipartite window at ground off-set to left of centre.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Bipartite window at ground to left; window at ground to right; 2 bipartite windows centred at 1st floor.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Single storey, lean-to projection to left with boarded timber door at centre. Small window at ground in bay recessed to right; single window at ground in subsequent bay to right. Single storey ancillary block projecting to outer right.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: timber-bracketed canopy to bipartite window at ground to right; window at ground to left; window aligned at 1st floor. Projecting balcony adjoined at 1st floor to outer right. Single storey ancillary block slightly recessed to outer left.

Predominantly diamond-pane glazing; some modern windows; rooflight at rear. Red tile roof with fishscale banding; brick-built ridge stacks; various cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY RANGE: 2 single storey blocks/stores forming near L-plan range enclosing rear courtyard. Tooled sandstone rubble; tooled dressings. Boarded timber doors. Mono-pitched roofs.

Statement of Interest

Paxton House Estate A Group comprises 'Boundary Walls, Railings & Gatepiers', 'Bridge', 'Dene Cottage', 'The Dower House', 'Entrance comprising South Lodge, East Lodge, Quadrant Walls, Piers & Entrance Screen', 'Garden Cottage', 'Ice House', 'North Lodge & West Lodge', 'Paxton House', 'Walled Garden' - see separate list entries. Set within the boundaries of the INVENTORY site. An unusually-detailed former gardener's cottage set to the N of Paxton House. A photograph held in the NMRS shows a timber balustraded stair running down from the balcony, across the N wing, to the ground floor (since removed). It also shows a bipartite oriel window centred in the NE gablehead (since replaced). Bears some resemblance to the nearby Dower House, designed by William J Gray, 1871.

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