Listed Building

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ST ABBS, CASTLE ROCKLB46655

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 92051 67128
Coordinates
392051, 667128

Description

Circa 1895 with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay gabled house with single storey, gabled porch projecting at centre; single storey addition at rear. Whitewashed harl; painted dressings. Stepped base with painted band course; overhanging timber bracketed eaves; predominantly decorative timber bargeboards (plain bargeboards to main gables at front); tapering timber finials. Narrow quoin strips; square-headed openings at ground with oversailing lintels; pointed-arched openings at 1st floor; projecting cills throughout.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: part-glazed, gabled porch projecting at centre; gabled dormerhead to pointed-arched window recessed above. Full-height gabled bays flanking entrance with tripartite windows centred at ground; pointed-arched windows aligned at 1st floor. Single storey addition recessed to outer right with timber door off-set to left of centre.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay principal block with bipartite windows at ground in bays to right and left; gabled dormerhead to pointed-arched window breaking eaves off-set to right of centre. Gabled porch recessed to outer right with steps to 2-leaf, part-glazed timber panelled door; 4-pane stained fanlight. Single storey addition to outer left with bipartite window off-set to right.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated single storey, full-width addition to front with garage opening to outer left. Gabled dormerhead to pointed-arched window recessed at centre; flanking gabled bays with pointed-arched windows centred at 1st floor.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay principal block with bipartite windows at ground in bays to left and right; gabled dormerhead to pointed-arched window breaking eaves off-set to left of centre. Single storey projection to outer right.

Plate glass timber casement windows with fixed multi-pane uppers at ground (stained small-pane uppers to porch); 4-pane timber windows in pointed-arched 1st floor openings; modern window at rear; various rooflights. Grey slate roof. Coped and whitewashed ridge and apex stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Special Interest

A prominently sited house which retains much of its original detailing and remains a good example of its unusual type. According to the present occupants, Castle Rock was intended to be a manse. However, it was not required by the church and in 1908, was sold for ?900.

References

Bibliography

Ordnance Survey map, 1858 (not evident). Ordnance Survey map, 1900 (evident).

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. 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.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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