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Cleughhead, Minto Estate Former Dairy, Including Boundary Walls, Garden Steps, Gate and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Minto, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4799 / 55°28'47"N

Longitude: -2.6753 / 2°40'31"W

OS Eastings: 357416

OS Northings: 620884

OS Grid: NT574208

Mapcode National: GBR 95R2.LF

Mapcode Global: WH7X9.WJ7D

Entry Name: Cleughhead, Minto Estate Former Dairy, Including Boundary Walls, Garden Steps, Gate and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 7 October 2004

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397809

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50000

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Minto

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm

Parish: Minto

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Early 20th century 2-storey 3-bay rectangular-plan symmetrical Arts and Crafts former dairy with shallow-pitched bell-cast piended roof and central timber porch. Grey sandstone random rubble; red and grey sandstone dressings. Harled to NE (rear). Diocletian windows. Single-storey projections to NE and SE.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance through bell-cast roofed porch with timber arcade on stone dwarf wall. Timber boarded door, glazed to upper third. Diocletian windows at ground and first floors. NW ELEVATION: central Diocletian window at ground floor, bullseye window with radial glazing over.

Statement of Interest

The former Dairy at Cleuchhead is an excellent example of an early 20th century formal agricultural building. The dairy belongs to a small group of picturesque farm buildings of the period in Scotland (for example at Rosehaugh, Ross and Cromarty ' see separate listing).

The complex at Cleuchhead constitutes the home farm for the former Minto estate. An oblong building is shown on the site of the

present dairy on the 1st and 2nd edition maps, but this appears to have been demolished to make way for the present building. On the c.1916-19 map there appears to have been a matching pair of buildings, with a second building to the NE of the dairy, since demolished. The Minto Estate papers record a proposal in 1905 to build a new dairy and move the carpenter's shop, which possible refers to the existing building on the site. This proposal was abandoned in 1907, but it is thought that some time after that the plan to build the present dairy was carried out.

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