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Worm Hill,cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5621 / 55°33'43"N

Longitude: -3.4108 / 3°24'38"W

OS Eastings: 311120

OS Northings: 630723

OS Grid: NT111307

Mapcode National: GBR 44M3.CZ

Mapcode Global: WH6VF.LG1D

Entry Name: Worm Hill,cairn

Scheduled Date: 31 January 1969

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2768

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


Late 19th to early 20th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, L-plan house with polygonal 'tower' bay and decorative timber-pedimented dormerheaded windows. Stugged ashlar and squared rubble. 1st floor cill course. Chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: dominant projecting polygonal bay to right of centre with 3 windows to each floor, and bracketed and finialled dormer windowheads giving way to polygonal roof also with decorative cast-iron finial; tall wallhead stack on return to left. Slated timber porch with 8-light transomed and mullioned canted shouldered window in re-entrant angle to centre, panelled timber door on return to left and part-glazed screen door behind, small bipartite window to 1st floor; further window to each floor in bay to left, that to 1st floor pedimented as above.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: bay to left of centre with lower projecting piended wing with small window, door and flat-roofed dormer window on return to right; small window to centre bay at ground and bipartite stair window above, French window to right and further window close to eaves at 1st floor.

4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, coloured margin to stair window. Grey slates. Coped ashlar and brick stacks with cans; plain bargeboarding and overhanging eaves; decorative cast-iron finials and cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers and fixings.

INTERIOR: plain cornices; panelled timber doors and shutters; timber balustered dog-leg staircase (balusters encased in hardboard).

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble boundary walls.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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