Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - See Notes
Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 45373 39991
345373, 639991


Circa 1820. 2-storey castellated-gothic revival gate lodge at north entrance to Bowland Estate comprising square-plan lodge with adjoining Tudor-arched vehicle and pedestrian gateways to right and octagonal turret to far right. Coursed black whinstone with pale sandstone ashlar dressings, some broached. Base course; first-floor cill course; corbelled and machicolated parapet. Curved parapet wall to left.

Timber-mullioned, hoodmoulded Tudor windows to lodge; slit windows to turret (predominantly blind). Diamond-paned leaded casement windows. Identical front and rear elevations. Flat-roofed single-storey extension to S (side) elevation.

Swept, spear-headed iron gates with trefoil pattern and pointed-arch forms and pinecone finials.

Statement of Special Interest

B-group with 'Bowland House Including Garden Cottages, Walled Garden and Garage Block' (see separate listing).

This is a striking and well-detailed example of an early 19th century Castellated-Gothic Revival gate lodge with a commanding presence at the entrance to the Bowland Estate. It is possible that eminent architect James Gillespie Graham had a hand in the design of the gate lodge, as the treatment closely resembles his work at the main house, carried out around the same time.

Change of category from C(S) to B and list description updated at resurvey (2009).



shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1857). Kitty Cruft, John Dunbar and Richard Fawcett, The Buildings of Scotland: Borders (2006), p134.

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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