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Sunwick Farmhouse Including Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Hutton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7663 / 55°45'58"N

Longitude: -2.1623 / 2°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 389914

OS Northings: 652561

OS Grid: NT899525

Mapcode National: GBR F1BR.NS

Mapcode Global: WH9YG.RBJB

Entry Name: Sunwick Farmhouse Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 15 March 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395058

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47711

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hutton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Late 18th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan farmhouse with 2-storey, 2-bay, piend-roofed flanking pavilions forming near U-plan; further lean-to addition at rear; mono-pitched addition to side. Red brick (pavilions comprising alternate header courses with 3 stretcher courses); some render dressings. Base course in part; brick string course dividing floors to front and sides (comprising header course sandwiched between stretcher courses); eaves course. Projecting cills at rear and side (E). Rubble mono-pitched addition to side. Gableheads with angled brick sections at skews (Dutch example).

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: principal block with steps to flush-panelled timber door off-set to left of centre; plate glass fanlight. Single windows in remaining bays at ground; single windows aligned at 1st floor. Piend-roofed pavilion recessed to left with painted imitation windows at both floors in both bays. Piend-roofed pavilion recessed to right with multi-pane door to left; single window at ground to right; single windows aligned above. Single storey, mono-pitched addition to outer right with boarded timber door off-set to left.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay pavilion with blind windows centred at both floors; single windows at both floors to left and right; small window in lean-to addition to left. Principal block off-set to right behind with attic light centred in gablehead.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: principal block with round-arched stair window at centre; squat window aligned above; small window in former doorway at ground to left; single windows at both floors in bays to left and right. Projecting piend-roofed pavilion adjoined to outer right with boarded window in lean-to addition to front. Projecting piend-roofed pavilion to left with single window centred at 1st floor. Mono-pitched addition recessed to outer left with single window off-set to left of centre.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-bay pavilion with segmental-arched window centred at ground (former doorway); single window at ground to right; single windows flanking centre at 1st floor; mono-pitched, single storey addition projecting to left. Principal block off-set to left behind with single windows at both floors to outer left; attic light centred in gablehead.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; some 4-pane timber sash and case windows to side; some modern glazing to front, side and rear. Steeply-pitched grey slate roof to principal block; grey slate roofs to piended pavilions; red tile ridging throughout; pantiled lean-to addition at rear. Brick-built apex stacks to E and W; circular terracotta cans. Some iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble walls partially enclosing site to front.

Statement of Interest

An early, well-detailed farmhouse, particularly unusual and remarkable for its red brick construction - the majority of farmhouses in Scotland at this date being in stone. The steeply-pitched roof and principal window arrangement suggests an early date. Still associated with the farm steading to the N - itself predominantly rebuilt/replaced later 20th century. Rutherfurd's notes a Mr James Scott as farmer here in 1866.

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