Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 64489 18633
364489, 618633


Earlier 19th century, incorporating earlier fabric. Single storey and attic picturesque gabled Tudor detailed cottage; cream sandstone rubble. U-plan with small internal court.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3 symmetrical bays with further bay set slightly back to left; hoodmoiulds. Principal block with advanced gabled central bay; door at ground with flanking narrow lights under single stepped hoodmould; single window in gable; flanking bays with tripartite bow windows flat-roofed bow with single window gabled stone dormers breaking eaves. Left bay with small single window.

NE ELEVATION: blank gable-end to left with blocked window in gable; 2 bays to right with single and bipartite windows at ground, and single windows in gabled stone wallhead dormers above. Set back to right modern garden room fronting double garage.

SW ELEVATION: gable-end to right with small window in gable; low harled service range to left with 2 doors, shuttered opening, pair of arrowslits and pair of modern garages to far left.

NW ELEVATION: not seen 1993, but largely obscured by service wing. 12-pane timber sash and case windows, plate glass at ground to front. New red tiled roof with solid timber bargeboards and eaves; harled stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1933.

GATES AND GATEPIERS: 3 square ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal caps and wrought-iron gates; flanked by short stretch of dwarf wall with similar railings.

Statement of Special Interest

The house is said locally to have been built for a mistress of the Marquess of Lothian. It was thatched in the 19th century. The 1st edition OS Map 1859 shows a lodge at the gates; a small barn survives near this site, and the drive to the house incorporates a bridge.



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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. 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.

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