Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 65255 18022
365255, 618022


17th century; re-roofed 1935. Oblong single storey and attic 3-bay visitor centre (formerly chapel) with Renaissance detailing. Rubble sandstone with ashlar dressings; buckle quoins to front, quoin strips to rear; steep crowstepped gables.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: 2-leaf boarded door in round-headed surround with long and short quoins and voussoirs and oval rustications; short dressings roll-moulded; imposts with dog-tooth carving; cornice surmounted by framed armorial panel bearing arms of 1st Lord Jedburgh and initials SD above AKAS (Sir Andrew Ker and Dame Anna Stewart).

Cross windows flanking with moulded stone mullions and transoms; moulded architraves with ashlar bands. 3 piend-roofed bipartite slate-hung dormers.

NE ELEVATION: gable-end with modern timber stairs to 1st floor roll-moulded doorway (formerly to laird's gallery); blocked and moulded oculus above.


SW ELEVATION: gable-end with window in former doorway at ground.

Timber windows; 4-pane sash and case to dormers. Graded grey slates; steeply pitched roof; beak skewputts with ball carved from lower face. INTERIOR: refitted after fire.

Statement of Special Interest

The chapel may have been used as a falconer's house during the 18th century. A Group with Ferniehurst Castle (see separate listing).




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.

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 advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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