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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 59841 49756
359841, 649756


Later 19th century single storey lodge with part-attic, decorative barge boards and later additions and alterations. Harled with sandstone dressings. Moulded string course stepping over windows at ground.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay. Mullioned windows to centre and in bay to left. Slightly advanced gabled bay to right, with canted window at ground with cornice, and window at 1st floor in gablehead with dated and inscribed pedimented surround: "Mihi vivere Christus et mori lucrum 1596" (see Notes). Later door with canopy to outer right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: later single storey addition to outer right.Variety of windows, mullioned timber casement windows to S elevation except 12-pane timber sash and case window at 1st floor. Terracotta tile roof with plain ridge tiles; roof extending to ground floor to E; dormer window to E with segmental-arched multi-paned window. Harled paired stacks to N of E gable, later red brick stack between bays to left to S. Timber ornamental barge boarding to gable in bay to right with Kingpost and finial at apex. Timber barge board to gable, W elevation.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble with ashlar coping and timber railings.

Statement of Special Interest

The pedimented surround to window in bay to right at 1st floor is said to have originated from the Archbishop Spottiswoode's house in Glasgow. "It was brought hither when that house passed into other hands... It now forms the pediment of a window in the lodge-house of Spottiswoode" (p72). Whether any of the fabric of the existing house is still present or whether the house was rebuilt entirely, with the pediment re-used, is not known.



THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, Vol II (1845, account written in June 1834), William Blackwood and Sons.

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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