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Paxton, the Schoolhouse

A Category C Listed Building in Hutton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395048

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47702

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hutton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Hutton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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