Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 71119 38340
371119, 638340


Dated 1869. Ornamental Jacobean style gateway comprising tall rusticated gatepiers to central vehicle entrance connected to lower piers at each side by walls pierced by pedestrian gate openings. Polished sandstone ashlar. Base course; moulded cope to walls. Tall central gatepiers with heavy stylised rusticated, corniced caps and obelisk finials mounted on ball feet. Outer piers with banded and ball finials. Pedestrian entrance with lugged, roll-moulded architraves embracing central griffin head carved relief. Decorative cast-iron arch connecting central piers.

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with Eildon View (Stichill Lodge). The gateway with lodge set behind is a striking and important feature in the village. Stichill House was designed by Brown & Wardrop (Thomas Brown II and James Maitland Wardrop) for George Baird of Gartsherrie and built in 1866. The gateway was constructed a few years after the house but was also commissioned by George Baird (see his monogram of left central pier and date on right pier) and may be also the work of Brown & Wardrop. The main gates were requisitioned during the Second World War and the only remains of the ironwork is the decorative arch which spans the gateway.

The family crest of the Bairds of Auchmeddan incorporated a griffin's head. In the 19th century the Bairds of Gartsherrie, the Lanarkshire coal and iron masters, purchased Auchmeddan and revived this crest hence its appearance here.



William Crawford and William Brooke, Map Embracing Extensive Portions of the Counties of Roxburgh, Berwick Selkirk & Midlothian and Part of Northumberland (1843). 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1858-60). Kitty Cruft, John Dunbar and Richard Fawcett, The Buildings of Scotland: Borders (2006) p698.

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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