Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 65146 19451
365146, 619451


Probably William Burn, mid 19th century with later 19th century additions and alterations. 2-storey, asymmetrical Baronial house on irregular-plan. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings. Chamfered reveals. Corbel course encircling jettied 1st floor bays to N and W. 2 ashlar coped, gabled dormerheads to 1st floor windows breaking eaves.

E ELEVATION: flat-roofed stone porch with small windows set in re-entrant angle of principal block, abutting advanced gabled bay to right with 1st floor window, and masking recessed bay at centre, with stair window; projecting, gabled bay to left with window to each floor. Serivce door to outer left by SE block with 3-stage circular lower set in re-entrant angle, conical roof with swept eaves and decorative weathervane.

N ELEVATION: gabled bay advanced at centre with stone mullioned tripartite window to right return at ground; bay to left.

W ELEVATION: advanced, gabled bay at centre with similar tripartite window at ground.

S ELEVATION: gabled bay at centre with wallhead stack; various additions at ground in re-entrant angle, including lean-to green-house and modern, flat-roofed projections.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows; horizontal-pane glazing to tripartites. Grey slates to roof, steeply pitched at intervals. Ashlar crowstepped gables. Wallhead and ridge stacks, harled repairs.

INTERIOR: 2-leaf panelled vestibule door; flagstoned vestibule. Decorative timber balustrade. Some classical chimneypieces.

STABLES: later 19th century. Rectangular-plan stables with room and hayloft above. Rubble sandstone with ashlar dressings; chamfered reveals. Main elevation to E with garage doors inserted to right, 2 Stable doors to left; hayloft door and window above, both breaking eaves in gabled dormerheads. Rear elevation to garden with 1 opening. End gables crowstepped. Grey slates.

OUTBUILDING: square-plan, single storey, late 19th century building sited on W; 2 doors to N and 2 windows; coal-shute door to W, with window flanking. Pyramidal slate roof.

RETAINING WALL: rubble retaining wall to S and E with semi-circular coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Prominently sited with the backdrop of the scaurs to W, Jedwater House was formerly called "Scaurs"; the Jedwater encloses the property to the W. The Burn-style Baronial design evolved imperceptibly, with the addition of later outbuildings. George Lee was granted the feu from the Marquess of Lothian in 1860, which passed in 1861 to the Rev William Lee.



Woods MAP OF JEDBURGH 1823. 1st edition OS Map 1861.

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.

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 JEDWATER HOUSE, WITH STABLES, OUTBUILDING, AND RETAINING WALL

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 26/03/2019 09:01