Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 48072 30386
348072, 630386


1791 with early 19th century and later alterations. 3-storey, 3-bay classically-detailed house with lower offices and single storey wing. Harled with contrasting stone margins, long and short quoins. Eaves lintel course and cornice. Keystoned, round-headed stair window. Stone mullions.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: corniced doorpiece with panelled timber door and sunburst-astragalled fanlight to centre at ground, tall canted windows with half-piend slate roofs to flanking bays, regular fenestration to 1st floor, small window to centre at 2nd floor with flanking windows breaking eaves into shallow piended dormerheads, 4 solar heating panels close to roofridge. Later set-back single storey and attic bays with modern conservatory to right and low single storey offices beyond.

NW ELEVATION: broad gabled elevation with bipartite window to left at ground, French window with small decorative wrought iron balcony to right at 1st floor and narrow light to centre above. Later flat-roofed wing projecting at outer left with wide-centre tripartite and single window to right return.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: variety of elements to rambling elevation, including projecting gabled stair tower with round-headed window, decoratively-astragalled circular window to single storey wing at outer right, and regularly-fenestrated slightly lower 2-storey bays to left.

SE ELEVATION: gabled elevation of single storey offices with narrow outshot and small steps.

4-, 8-, 15-pane and plate glass glazing patterns all in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Modern rooflights and sun panels at

ridge. Coped rendered stacks with

thackstanes and cans; ashlar-coped skews.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place including sympathetically reinstated fireplaces. Some decorative plasterwork; timber shutters, brass sash lifts and curved cantilevered staircase with narrow decorative ironwork balusters and timber handrail.

QUADRANT WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: castellated quadrant walls with inset railings, ball-finialled square section ashlar gatepiers and ironwork gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Bridgelands derives its name from a grant of land given by Alexander II to Kelso Abbey in 1234 for the Building and subsequent maintenance of a bridge over the Ettrick Water.



RCAHMS INVENTORY SELKIRK (1957), p8. Information courtesy of owner. K Cruft, Buildings of Scotland: Borders, (2006).

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.

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