Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 40262 54255
340262, 654255


Late 18th century with 19th century alterations. Single storey and attic former coaching house, forming L-plan with outhouses. Whitewashed sandstone rubble with painted dressings.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay house to outer right with lower range to left. 3-bay house: advanced piend-roofed porch in central bay comprising window and doorway to right return; panelled door; single windows flanking porch to left and right; canted dormers above. Lower range: irregular disposition of openings.

SE ELEVATION: single window off-set to right at ground.

NE ELEVATION: irregular size and distribution of openings; canted dormer to lower range to right, 4-pane sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; corniced brick gablehead stacks; octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: decorative tiled floor to hall; decorative cast-iron balustrade and timber handrail; panelled doors and shutters with reeded architraves; plain timber chimneypiece.

OUTHOUSES AND FORMER STABLES: lower single storey range of outhouses with corrugated asbestos roof adjoining house. 2-storey rectangular- plan stables detached to SW of house; rubble sandstone with grey slate roof and terracotta ventilators; segmental cart-arch (brick voussoirs); timber lintel to doorway; NE angle rounded at ground; loft entered from SW. Stables built on sloping site.

INTERIOR: timber piers, trevise and heck.

Statement of Special Interest

Heriot House is prominently sited on the former coaching route from Edinburgh. In the late 18th century the property comprised a brewhouse, a bakehouse and an inn. Guests at the inn are said to have included the young Walter Scott. Information courtesy of the present owner (1993), Mrs Milligan.



Appears on 1st Edition OS Map; Anon VILLAGE OR DISTRICT HISTORY OF HERIOT (nd) p 7.

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.

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