Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 40834 5675
340834, 605675


Probably earlier 19th century with circa 1870 alterations.

Unusual arrangement of smithy-flanked by 2 cottges. Originally

single storey and low attic range raised circa 1870. NE

cottage may originally have been stabling and loft converted

to a house at the later date. Whin rubble with yellow

sandstone dressings (tooling varies at SW quoin where walls

raised (no quoins at NW). Now single storey and attic, 3-bay

cottage NE, wide 2-bay smithy and 4 asymmetrical bays to SW

house. All ground floor windows made bipartite circa 1950

except one window in SW cottage, bipartite lattice glazed

window to smithy 2 gablet dormerheads. Inserted windows in

gable-ends. 5 ridge stacks, slate roof, boldly carved

projecting purlins.

Smithy: enlarged door. Interior large raised traditional

smithy hearth, curved alcoves in outer wall originally housing

bellows, 2 presses survive. Bench below window closely

studded with nail heads. Partly cobble floor, partly floored

attic. Rear extension at NE. Cobbled area in front of

range with jig for wheel making and anvil base set-in.



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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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

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