Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 30792 24906
330792, 624906


Late 18th to early 19th century, altered to front and rear. 2-storey, 5-bay (bays grouped 2-3) coaching inn, now hotel, with stone gablets and single storey, 6-bay wing. Harled with stone margins and quoin strips. Some stop-chamfered arrises.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled porch with boarded timber door and narrow lights to each return in bay to right of centre at ground, windows in flanking bays (that to left later bipartite), and 2 windows to outer left; 1st floor with 3 regularly disposed windows each breaking eaves into gablet dormerhead, small window close to eaves between bays 3 and 5, and plaque (see Notes) between bays 2 and 3. Slightly advanced piend-roofed single storey bays to outer left with boarded timber door to left, windows in flanking bays, further door with adjacent window to left at outer right and lower bay to outer left with broad sliding timber door.

E ELEVATION: gabled bays to outer left with 2 windows to ground, single window to right at 1st floor and signboard to left. Slightly set-back later bays to right with 3 windows to ground and 2 windows breaking eaves into dormerheads at 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: blank piended bay with door in link wall at outer left.

N ELEVATION: variety of elements to rear elevation including blank gabled bay to left and single storey gable to right.

4- and 6-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Dark grey slates, fishscale bands to porch. Coped harled stacks with cans. Plain bargeboarding. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hopper.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES: rubble boundary walls with decorative ironwork gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Plaque reads "At this inn, in the autumn of 1830 Sir Walter Scott and the Ettrick Shepherd met and parted for the last time".



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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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