Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

COLDINGHAM, SCHOOL ROAD, ROBERTSON MEMORIAL HALL INCLUDING RAILINGS, GATEPIERS AND GATELB46614

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
26/01/2000
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Coldingham
NGR
NT 90215 65928
Coordinates
390215, 665928

Description

1900 with later additions and alterations. Single storey, T-plan, gabled church hall set on sloping site, adjoining former St Andrews Free Church to NE. Piended porch in re-entrant angle to NE; later lean-to addition in re-entrant angle to NW. Predominantly coursed and stugged cream sandstone with ashlar dressings; rubble to W; brick-built addition to NW. Base course; quoins.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: projecting gable end to left with pointed-arched, inscribed plaque centred at ground with architraved surround and hoodmould; large rose window with stylised tracery aligned above; louvred window centred in gablehead. Piended porch in re-entrant angle to right with boarded timber door; decorative iron hinges. 2-bay range recessed to right with bipartite, shoulder-arched windows in both bays (chamfered cills and mullions). Former church adjoined to outer right.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled bay slightly advanced at centre with pointed-arched, traceried window breaking eaves; small trefoil opening centred in gablehead. Blind flanking bays. Former church recessed to outer right.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: projecting gable end to right with 2 lancet windows flanking centre; louvred window centred in gablehead. Single window in lean-to addition in re-entrant angle to left. 2-bay range recessed to left with single windows in both bays. Former church recessed to outer left.

Predominantly diamond-pane leaded glazing; some stained glass; 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to rear. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews; bracketed, gabletted skewputts.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

RAILINGS, GATEPIERS AND GATE: spearheaded iron railings partially enclosing site; iron gatepiers; spearheaded pedestrian gate.

Statement of Special Interest

As noted on its plaque, the hall '...was erected by James N McDougall M.D. Coldingham, to the memory of his brother-in-law, the Reverend Andrew Brodie Robertson, minister of this church [St Andrew's] for forty-three years 1856-1899.' Originally associated with and still (1999) adjoining the former St Andrew's Free Church - itself rebuilt in 1870 and now empty. The hall, erected at a cost of ?1000 and gifted with a library, is now in separate ownership and retains some good details - the stylised rose window, shouldered-arched openings and gabletted skewputts being particularly notable. A photograph published by Thomson appears to show the entrance gable as having been whitewashed. It also shows a finial surmounting the S gable (missing 1999).

References

Bibliography

Ordnance Survey map, 1899 (not evident). Ordnance Survey map, 1908 (evident). A Thomson COLDINGHAM: PARISH AND PRIORY (1908) pp47-48. G A C Binnie THE CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1995) p108.

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