Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 81078 54221
381078, 654221


John Kinross, 1894. 2-stage, Swiss chalet style boat house. Harled rubble boat house with rusticated ashlar sandstone quoins supporting slatted timber viewing room with encircling, bracketed timber balcony with pierced timber balustrade. Decorative iron gateway.

PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: broad 2-leaf, boarded doors to boat house at centre. 2-leaf, part-glazed doors to viewing room flanked by windows with rounded arched astragals, carved friezes and cornices; block pediment beam spanning elevation below gablehead with further carved ornament. Deeply overhanging eaves supported on curved timber brackets and exposed rafters.

Leaded, square-pane glazing. Timber shingles to roof. Corniced, barley sugar ashlar stack to rear gablehead.

INTERIOR: seventeenth century decorative scheme. Panelled wainscot with fluted frielze and billeted cornice. Fluted Ionic pilasters flanking tripartite chimney wall, Tudor arched stone chimneypieve with carved frieze and gadrooned timber mantlepiece below 6-panelled ccarved heraldic display; round-arched glazed doors to pilaster-flanked built-in cupboards flanking chimneypiece with aprons of geometric panelling and strapwork carving. Coomb ceiling adorned with vine plasterwork and birds.

GATEWAY: close to boathouse. Decorative wrought-iron screen gate with railed pilasters flanking 2-leaf, 6-panel gates with guilloche decoration and finials, part gilded.

Statement of Special Interest

The boathouse is pure gingerbread fantasy executed with finest craftsmanship.



See listing for Manderston.

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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