Conservation areas - Foulden

Conservation Area
Conservation Area Statement
The Conservation Area of Foulden includes all the historic core of the original settlement.

Foulden lies in an area of gently sloping arable lowland at the lower end of the Tweed Valley where it meets the Northumberland Plain. This setting provides Foulden Conservation Area with its great views.

Foulden is a unique Conservation Area in that its single linear built form and open surrounding landscape allows its residents an exceptional place to live.

The Ha-Ha to the south of the Conservation Area was created to maximise the views, and no properties have been built on that side.

Despite no obvious geographical centre it is thought that Foulden was developed initially around Foulden House (now demolished), the church and tithe barn.

Properties tend to be single storey or a storey and a half and mostly front onto the raised pavement. While traditional building materials prevail, (slate, terracotta tiles, sand and whin stone), so too does a number of architectural details, such as sash and case windows (various pane patterns and window shapes), gable brick dormers, skews, quoins, plain margins or rybats, and exposed rafter feet.

Some examples of corbelled brick eaves courses and ‘fish-scale’ band slating are also notable. While these individual elements of the built fabric may not appear significant, their collective contribution to the Conservation Area forms its character.

Any new development or alterations must therefore aim to respect the individual building and the wider Conservation Area and take account of these important features.

There are 13 listed buildings within the amended Conservation Area of which the Old Tithe Barn is category ‘A’ and is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Alterations from previous Statement and Boundary
Alterations to the Foulden Conservation Area boundary from that shown in the Berwickshire Village Plan (1995) consist of the exclusion of the Spinney and the field to the west of the Former Manse. General tidying of the boundary is also proposed so that it follows elements on the ground.
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Foulden Conservation Area
Scottish Borders Council
Published date
July 2012
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