Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 31969 59326
331969, 659326


Earlier 19th century. Single storey, 3 bay, rectangular plan lodge with later additions and alterations. Droved, coursed sandstone ashlar to SE elevation; random rubble to remainder; polished dressings. Base course; eaves course; pedimented gables. Raised margins; strip quoins.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2 bay. Window in bay to left with chamfered reveals; 2 leaf boarded timber replacement door in bay to right.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical. 2 pane window off centre to left. Gatepiers to outer left and boundary walls to outer right (see below).

SW ELEVATION: obscured by late 20th century addition (see below).

SE ELEVATION: symmetrical; 3 bay. Window to each bay set in segmental arched recess with voussoirs; blind window to centre. Coped, coursed, droved wall to left. Late 20th century single storey and basement addition to outer left; broached cement facing; slate roof; irregular fenestration to NW elevation; doorway off centre to right of right return reached by five steps. Remainder not seen 1998.

Predominantly 2 pane timber replacement casement windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge; ashlar coped skews. Polished ashlar ridge stack with paired octagonal coped flues and circular cans; coped gablehead stack with circular can to SW. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: coursed, polished ashlar gateway to NE of house; corniced with stepped concave pyramidal caps (ball finials missing); flanked by 2 coped pedestrian gateways, that to E infilled. Boarded timber replacement gates. Rubble boundary walls to NE and SW of house with rubble coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Contemporary with the East and South Lodges, Borthwick Parish (see separate listings); similar in style to both.



NMRS PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, Brown Ink, Pen and Wash c1830 Rustic Garden with Cottage Orne, 600/70(11) (original at Courtauld Institute, London); 1st (1852) & 2nd (1892) Edition OS Maps.

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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