Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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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

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.

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Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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