Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 93497 56350
393497, 656350


Later 18th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical, 2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan house with single storey range recessed to side; modern conservatory in re-entrant angle to front. Harl-pointed sandstone rubble; tooled sandstone dressings; rendered at rear. Base course; tooled quoins; plain margins (rendered in part); projecting cills. Various ancillary structures to W and N.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to 2-leaf boarded timber door centred at ground; flush, shallow pediment above. Single windows in remaining bays at ground; single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Single storey wing recessed to left with lean-to conservatory off-set to right at front; single window recessed to left. Lower wing to outer left with single window at centre.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with single window at ground to left; single attic light off-set to left of centre.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: stair window at centre. Steps to timber panelled door at ground off-set to right of centre. Single windows in segmental-arched openings at ground in remaining bays to right and left; single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Single storey, 2-bay wing adjoined to right with single windows in segmental-arched openings in both bays. Lower wing recessed to outer right with boarded timber door to left; single window to right.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with single attic window off-set to right of centre. Projecting single storey range adjoined at ground to left; lean-to conservatory adjoined to right.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to front; 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows at rear. Grey slate roof to principal block; stone-coped skews; scrolled skewputts to front. Modern pantiles to single storey range.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURES: various single storey, rubble-built blocks to W; tooled rubble dressings; boarded timber doors. Slate and pantiled roofs (corrugated-iron in part). INTERIORS: not seen 1999. Single storey, M-gabled garage block to N with gabled addition to side; part-glazed, boarded timber folding doors.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALLS: rubble-coped, rubble walls partially enclosing site with squat sandstone gatepiers and spearheaded iron gate to S. Coped quadrant walls flanking entrance to E; 2-leaf timber vehicular gate.

Statement of Special Interest

A good example of a traditional type, particularly notable for its symmetrical front and scrolled skewputts - the latter indicating the house probably dates from before 1800. The original list description notes a modern porch projecting at the centre of the entrance elevation. Although no longer in place (1999) its form and position remain visible. The ancillary structures to the W form part of what was Nunlands Farm - the remaining buildings, some of which adjoin those now associated with the house, are in separate ownership. The name 'Nunlands' is said to derive from the fact that there was once an '...establishment of nuns' here (STATISTICAL ACCOUNT). Rutherfurd's notes a Mr William Miller Esq as resident here in 1866.



Armstrong's map, 1771 (evident). STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1794) p120. Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856-1858) Reel 62, Book 21, NMRS. Ordnance Survey map, 1857 (evident). RUTHERFURD'S SOUTHERN COUNTIES' REGISTER AND DIRECTORY (1866, reprinted 1990) pp636-637. F H Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER (1882) p56.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to NUNLANDS HOUSE INCLUDING ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALLS

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 21/11/2018 05:44