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RACHAN MILL FARM, MILLSIDE, OLD MILL COTTAGE AND SAWMILL COTTAGE (Ref:46525)

This building is in the Scottish Borders Council and the Broughton, Glenholm And Kilbucho Parish. It is a category C building and was listed on 03/11/1999.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 1148 3446.

Description

Circa 1845 with later additions and alterations. Asymmetrical, near Z-plan range comprising single storey with attic, 3-bay, gabled cottage to left ('Millside'); single storey, 2-bay cottage at centre ('Old Mill Cottage'); single storey with attic, 3-bay cottage to right ('Sawmill Cottage'). Millside: squared and snecked whinstone to front (rake-jointed in part); rubble at rear; droved cream sandstone quoins and long and short surrounds to openings. Old Mill Cottage: rendered; tabbed red sandstone margins. Sawmill Cottage: squared and snecked whinstone to front (rake-jointed in part); rubble at rear; droved red sandstone quoins and long and short surrounds to openings.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION, MILLSIDE: part-glazed boarded timber door centred at ground; 3-pane fanlight; bipartite window to right; gabled dormer aligned above. Projecting gabled bay to left with bipartite window centred at ground; single window in gablehead. OLD MILL COTTAGE: timber panelled door to outer left; single window subsequent bay to right. SAWMILL COTTAGE: timber panelled door at centre; single windows flanking at ground; piended, bipartite dormers aligned above.

W (REAR) ELEVATION, MILLSIDE: part-glazed boarded timber door off-set to right of centre; bipartite window to right; single windows in 2 bays to left; lean-to addition to outer left.

OLD MILL COTTAGE: L-plan with brick-built, engaged polygonal porch in re-entrant angle; various openings.

SAWMILL COTTAGE: window off-set to right of centre.

Notes

An interesting, free-standing cottage group, set to the N of the similarly detailed Rachan Mill Farm - see separate list entry. Apparently contemporary with the farm, the cottages are listed primarily for their group value. The early OS maps show a sluice running behind the cottages with a mill (since demolished) to the W. Old Mill Cottage and Sawmill Cottage empty 1999.

References

Ordnance Survey map, 1856 (cottages evident - marked with 'Corn Mill' to W). Ordnance Survey map, 1898 (cottages evident - marked with 'Saw Mill' to W).

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