Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 82586 55927
382586, 655927


Early 18th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey with basement and attic, 5-bay classical house with 2-bay single storey addition to SW. Droved ashlar with polished ashlar dressings (some rendered repairs at basement); harl-pointed sandstone to rear with polished dressings, rendered at ground; harled at basement with sandstone rubble above, NE elevation; sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings to projection to rear, harled NE elevation with rendered/ ashlar dressings; harled addition with concrete dressings to SW. Raised rusticated quoins; moulded eaves course.

SE ELEVATION: 12 steps with concrete treads and plain iron hand rail leading to Baroque-style doorpiece at centre with broad architrave, consoled segmental pediment with keystone, with 2-leaf glazed door (each leaf with 10-pane upper panel); window at 1st floor above. Window to each flanking bay, to each storey. Window to each bay of 2-bay addition to SW; further window in bay set back to outer left.

SW ELEVATION: advanced tripartite window to centre of SW addition with entablature and platformed roof.

NW ELEVATION: 2-storey projection to centre. Window to each floor of bays to right of centre. (Addition blank to NW). Window to each floor of bay to outer left; window at 1st floor of bay to inner left. Irregular fenestration to SW return elevation of projection. 3-bay NE return elevation of projection with window to each floor of bay to centre and to right. Later bowed addition to re-entrant angle to NE with modern partly-glazed door to NW return. 2-storey projection from outer right (see outbuildings).

18-pane timber sash and case windows to main block; 12-pane timber sash and case windows to addition projection. Slate piended roof with brick stacks flanking centre and to gablehead of projection, NW. Later dormers, bipartite with gablehead to centre, flanked by platformed tripartites. Modern dormer to NE.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.

OUTBUILDINGS: from NE elevation of rear projection, to NE. 4-bay almost symmetrical group. Single storey monopitch 2-bay group to centre with 2 segmental-arched door openings in bay to right; single door opening (similar) in bay to left with small window to right. 2-storey bays flanking with 2-leaf boarded door to left of bay to outer right with window to right and to centre at 1st floor. Segmental-arched doorway with split boarded door to centre of bay to outer left with fanlight above; flanked to either side by small window; window at 1st floor to centre, breaking eaves, with gabled dormerhead.

CANAL BRIDGE: sandstone rubble bridge-cum pump house, sited to SE.

GATEPIERS AND GATE: square-plan broadly-droved ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal coping, sited to end of drive, to SE of house. 2-leaf wrought-iron ornamental gates.

Statement of Special Interest

The house is in the style of James Smith and his followers. The canal feature which is sourced by Boatspool Burn, is reminiscent of the canal scheme at Mavisbank, according to C A Strang. The bridge-cum-pump house was used to pump water from the burn to the house. The house has been altered over last century with this, with the addition to SW and the dormers, and with other alterations.



C A Strang BORDERS AND BERWICK (1994), p41. NMRS photographic collection.

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.

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