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Paxton, Thorn Cottage Including Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Hutton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7718 / 55°46'18"N

Longitude: -2.1092 / 2°6'33"W

OS Eastings: 393245

OS Northings: 653163

OS Grid: NT932531

Mapcode National: GBR F1QP.4T

Mapcode Global: WH9YH.K6T4

Entry Name: Paxton, Thorn Cottage Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 15 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395049

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47703

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hutton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Dated 1846 with later additions and alterations. Single storey, 3-bay, near L-plan Italianate former school with single storey additions at rear. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone; sandstone ashlar dressings (droved in part); rubble at rear. Base course; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Narrow quoin strips; stugged quoins and long and short surrounds to openings. Round-arched windows with droved sandstone mullions and bracketed cills. Single storey, mono-pitched ancillary structure at rear.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: modern timber door centred at ground; decorative iron hinges; small-pane fanlight. Tripartite window to outer left. Gabled projection to outer right with block pedimented tripartite window centred at ground; shield aligned above inscribed 'Paxton School Erected By W F Home 1846'.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end to right with tripartite window centred at ground; round-arched attic light aligned above. Projecting wing recessed to outer right. Round-arched opening in lean-to addition to outer left.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single window in piended projection off-set to right of centre; lean-to projections to outer left and right.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: principal gable end with tripartite window centred at ground; round-arched attic light aligned above. Lean-to addition slightly recessed to outer right.

Small-pane timber glazing (decorative uppers in part); modern glazing at rear. Grey slate roof; timber bargeboards. Corniced 2-flue sandstone stack to SE; brick-built stack to NE; single circular can.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble wall partially enclosing site at rear.

Statement of Interest

Funded by William Foreman Home of Paxton House, this was originally Paxton village school. By 1873 the building had become too small and a new school was erected nearby - see separate list entry 'Paxton, The Old School'. Thorn Cottage was Paxton's second village school - replacing an earlier building to the E (itself now a private residence called 'Suthernwud').

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