Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 82530 27996
382530, 627996


1788, reworked in 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay L-plan former manse. Harled with raised polished sandstone margins. Crowstepped gables.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay; crowstepped gabled porch to centre; window to SW, doorway on return to right, boarded door, 3-pane fanlight; blinded doorway on return to left; window at 1st floor behind. Tripartite windows in bay to outer left. Single windows in bay to outer right.

NW ELEVATION: 4-bay. Single windows to each bay; 2 advanced gabled bays to outer right.

SE ELEVATION: doorway at re-entrant angle; panelled door; plate glass fanlight; round-arched stairwindow in overhanging panel above. Single windows irregularly disposed in recessed range to right. Advanced gabled bay to outer left; French window off-set to left at ground; single window at 1st floor above; window off-set to right at ground; single windows at ground and 1st floor on return to right.

NE ELEVATION: single storey outhouses adjoining gabled bay; window off-set to left at 1st floor.

Small pane sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; coped gablehead stacks; beak skewputts.

OUTHOUSES: T-plan ranges of harled single storey outhouses adjoining house. Detached pitched-roof garage to NE.

BOUNDARY WALLS: squared and snecked whinstone boundary walls and quadrant walls to gateway.

Statement of Special Interest

The NSA gives the date of the Manse as 1788. The Manse was restored in 1981, removing Victorian dormers from the attic and replacing astragals. According to Heritors' Records of 1831 the new minister, Mr Baird, needed to stay at Yetholm Hall whilst improvement to the Manse were carried out by Mr Angus, architect in Edinburgh.



HERITORS' RECORDS 1830; NSA VOL III (revised edition), 1835, p174; RCAHMS ROXBURGHSHIRE INVENTORY (1956), p450; THE SCOTSMAN 30/1/1981.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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