Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 92721 55825
392721, 655825


Possibly 18th century in origin with mid to later 19th century alterations and additions; substantial 20th century addition at rear. Symmetrical, single storey with attic, 3-bay cottage forming part of terrace. Harl-pointed sandstone rubble at ground to front; cream brick to raised eaves course; brick-built dormers; harled at rear. Mutuled string course; corbelled brick eaves course. Later long and short surrounds to openings.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber gothic panelled door centred at ground; Tudor-arched, scroll-bracketed timber canopy. Bipartite windows flanking at ground; single windows in box dormers aligned above.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: flat-roofed projection centred at upper floor.

Modern glazing throughout. Modern roof tiles; skews. Brick-built apex stack to NW; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

COBBLED WALKWAY: horonised whin-chip to front, forming part of continuous stretch.

Statement of Special Interest

Foulden Village B Group comprises 'No 37', 'No 37A', 'Burnbank, Drumoyne & The Old Schoolhouse', 'Rose Cottage', 'Thistle Cottage' and 'Wallflower Cottage' - see separate list entries. Forms part of a picturesque, Flemish style terrace, fronting Foulden's main thoroughfare. A modestly-detailed cottage, particularly notable for its timber canopy and brick eaves - thought to date from the mid to later 19th century, when John Wilkie, then owner of Foulden House and principal landowner in the parish, funded and oversaw the renovation of the village. Wilkie was well travelled, and is said to have been particularly influenced by a village he had seen in Belgium - possibly accounting for the description of Foulden as '...a little Belgium in the heart of the Borders' (Berwickshire Advertiser, 1932). The OS Name Book however, notes how '...the houses are built of brick (in imitation of English cottages).' In 1842, prior to its renovation, Foulden village was described as having '...gone utterly to decay' (Topographical Gazetteer). By 1866, although much reduced in size, it was considered to be '...the prettiest [village] in the county' (Rutherfurd's).



Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (not clear). TOPOGRAPHICAL, STATISTICAL AND HISTORICAL GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND (1842). Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856-1858) Reel 62, Book 21, NMRS. Ordnance Survey map, 1857 (evident). RUTHERFURD'S SOUTHERN COUNTIES' REGISTER AND DIRECTORY (1866, reprinted 1990) pp635-636. BERWICKSHIRE ADVERTISER, September 29th, 1932. I Lusk 'John Wilkie of Foulden, 1806-1884', HISTORY OF THE BERWICKSHIRE NATURALISTS' CLUB, Vol 45, Part 3 (1992) pp212-221. NMRS photographic records.

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