Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 90215 65880
390215, 665880


Dated 1840 with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay cottage with Jacobean-style strapwork to symmetrical front; various additions at rear. Coursed and stugged cream sandstone to front; sandstone ashlar dressings; coursed render to sides and rear. Base course; stugged quoins. Stop-chamfered corners to front at ground comprising corbelled, concave niches with foliate stops beneath polygonal angle shafts. Architraved margins to front; sandstone mullions; projecting cills.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: studded timber panelled door in gabled porch projecting at centre; shouldered surround; decorative carving surrounding oval panel dated '1840', thistle and fleur-de-lys motifs above; urn-shaped finial surmounting stepped and scrolled gablehead. 4-light canted windows at ground in bays flanking entrance; decorative carving to parapets (foliate frieze to right; stylised floral frieze to left); tripartite windows aligned in outer bays at 1st floor.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: full-height, gabled wing to left; single window in bay to right.

3- and 4-pane timber casement windows to front; 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to sides and rear; small rooflight to front. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews; stepped skewputts. Corniced and paired sandstone apex stacks to front; apex stack at rear; various circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods (bracketed to front at eaves); decorative sandstone water spouts to canted windows (beneath parapets).

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATE: rubble walls partially enclosing site. Iron pedestrian gate to front.

Statement of Special Interest

Noted in the OS Name Book as "...a neat and commodious little cottage, pleasantly situated, having a good garden attached." A most unusual cottage which has retained much of its original detailing. Marked on the 1858 OS map as 'Abbey Cottage' and possibly once associated with the nearby Coldingham Priory (see separate list entry).



Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (not clear). Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856-1858) Reel 61, Book 10, NMRS. Ordnance Survey map, 1858 (evident). C A Strang BORDERS AND BERWICK: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1994) p30. NMRS photographic records.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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