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Latitude: 55.7713 / 55°46'16"N
Longitude: -2.1081 / 2°6'29"W
OS Eastings: 393313
OS Northings: 653112
OS Grid: NT933531
Mapcode National: GBR F1QP.DZ
Mapcode Global: WH9YH.L6BH
Entry Name: Paxton, the Schoolhouse
Listing Date: 15 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395048
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47702
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Probably later 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay, near T-plan Italianate former schoolhouse with lean-to porch in re-entrant angle to front. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone; droved dressings. Base course; string course between floors; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Narrow quoins strips; droved margins to round-arched openings; sandstone mullions; bracketed cills.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: lean-to porch at centre with modern door and round-arched fanlight centred beneath gablehead. Single window at ground in bay recessed to outer right. Full-height gabled projection to left with tripartite window centred at ground; bipartite window at 1st floor.
NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled bay slightly advanced at centre with bipartite windows centred at both floors. Single windows flanking at ground; single windows with panelled aprons aligned above.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1999.
4-pane horizontal glazing in timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; timber bargeboards. Corniced ridge stacks; cans missing.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
Adjacent to and contemporary with the former village school, itself built in 1873 and closed in 1972 - see separate list entry, 'Paxton, The Old School'. The round-arched windows, bracketed cills and overhanging eaves are similar to those found on the nearby Thorn Cottage - itself once the village school and now a private residence (see separate list entry, 'Paxton, Thorn Cottage').
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