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Town Yetholm, High Street, Myrtle Cottage

Cottage (18th Century)

Site Name Town Yetholm, High Street, Myrtle Cottage

Classification Cottage (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Main Street; Yew Tree Road

Canmore ID 231574

Site Number NT82NW 120

NGR NT 81938 27920

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Yetholm
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire


Field Visit (19 February 2015)

NT 81944 27921 Early to mid 18th century two storey block comprising two cottages. The building has a steeply-pitched reed-thatched roof with a turf ridge. The thatch is fairly shallow and is lower than the height of the skews. The surface of the thatch has a large amount of mossy vegetation growth throughout. The turf ridge, which is continued below the three chimney stacks at a lower level, is netted, whilst the rest of the thatch is left uncovered. The turf has slightly grown through the netting at the ridge, however, it is in a good condition otherwise and remains intact. The building is located directly opposite another thatched cottage (Rose Cottage) and in close proximity to other thatched properties in the same village.

Visited by Zoe Herbert (SPAB) 19 February 2015, survey no.188


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