Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 93105 55804
393105, 655804

Removal Reason

The designation of this structure as a listed building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognised as being of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument.


Unknown date of origin with substantial alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries; further alterations later 20th century. 2-storey with full basement, rectangular-plan barn set on roadside, to NE of church. Sandstone rubble; cream sandstone ashlar dressings. Rubble quoins and long and short surrounds to openings. Crowstepped gables.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gable end with stone forestair accessing timber gothic panelled door centred at ground. Round-arched window aligned above (weathered, keystoned surround with impost blocks).

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: boarded timber doors at basement in bay to left and bay off-set to right of centre; single window in subsequent bay to right; blocked opening to outer right. 2 small openings flanking centre at ground. Triangular stone with circular flight holes centred beneath eaves (removed from gablehead?); 2 small openings to right.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: gable end with boarded timber door at basement off-set to left of centre; blocked window to outer left; coped wall adjoined to right of entrance; blocked window to outer right. Round-arched window centred at upper floor (keystoned surround with impost blocks).

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind (timber joists visible in part). Stone forestair recessed to outer right. Coped wall recessed to outer left.

Glazing predominantly removed. Grey slate roof; crowstepped skews; bracketed skewputts with stylised scroll carving. Iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: rubble walls; timber joists between floors; ground floor unstable; upper floor missing 1999. Timber stair linking basement and ground floors to SW; timber stair linking ground and upper floors to NE. Open timber roof. Remains of fireplace at basement to E.


BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble walls enclosing yard to S and E (mutual with graveyard in part). Pedestrian gate to W.

Statement of Special Interest

SCHEDULED MONUMENT. Originally used to store the tithes (or tiends) collected by the church from its parishioners. A form of tax, tithes amounting to one tenth of all agricultural production, usually consisted of grain and hay. Various alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries have made it difficult to determine the barn's date of construction. A photograph held in the NMRS and dated 1967 shows a corniced, stop-chamfered stack surmounting the E gable. Thought to date from the 19th century, this stack is no longer in place, although its remains can be seen inside the barn (1999). One of only two known surviving tithe barns in Scotland, the other being in Whitekirk & Tyninghame parish, East Lothian - see separate list entry.



Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (not clear). Ordnance Survey map, 1857 (evident). C A Strang BORDERS AND BERWICK: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1994) p37. G A C Binnie THE CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1995) p257. NMRS photographic records.

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Foulden Tithe Barn

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Related Designations

  1. Foulden Old Tithe BarnSM90148

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument

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