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MOSSBURNFORD HOUSELB13391

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
02/12/1993
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Jedburgh
NGR
NT 66535 16367
Coordinates
366535, 616367

Description

Early 19th century, perhaps incorporating earlier fabric; porch added soon after. 3-storey and basement 3-bay house with broad deep basement recess. Coursed cream sandstone with ashlar dressings and quoins; cill course to 1st floor, shorter 2nd floor windows under ashlar eaves course; overhanging eaves interrupted by wallhead stacks.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: basement area spanned by central porch, approached by splayed rubble walls with semicircular coping; basement with window under porch and flanking tripartite windows; band course above.

Corniced porch with pair of Tuscan columns in antis flanking boarded door with letterbox fanlight; return walls with single windows; flanking bays with Venetian windows in recessed shallow arch. Upper floors with regular fenestration.

E ELEVATION: blank apart from projecting gabled basement closet to right and 2nd floor window to far left; broad wallhead stack at centre.

N ELEVATION: 3 very irregular bays; shallowly bowed bay to left with tripartite windows to basement and ground and single windows above; at centre, enclosed timber bridge across basement area gives access to back door; 2 stair windows above; right bay blank with 2 small windows at 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: 2 bays flanking broad wallhead stack; blank basement; windows to each bay above.

4-pane timber sash and case windows (12-pane to rear); Venetian windows with Y-glazing; grilles to basement windows. Piended roof, grey slates; rendered stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1992.

Remains of walled garden to NE.

Statement of Special Interest

There was a tower on this site, which was inhabited until the mid-18th century. The stables and walled garden are B Grouped with the house (see separate listing).

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS INVENTORY Vol I No 450. F Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER V 1895

p74. Charles Strang BORDERS GUIDE RIAS 1993.

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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