Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


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

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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