Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 80956 54774
380956, 654774


John Kinross, dated 1900. L-plan dairy buildings to court and cloister garth with gothic and Renaissance details, enclosed by screen wall to S, entered through SW corner of farm court with dairy tower to SE corner and dairyman?s house to SW (listed separately) and abutting main farm court to N. Rubble sandstone and droved ashlar dressings; roll-moulded surrounds to openings, bead mouldings to doorways with moulded bases; harl at intervals.

N RANGE: byre, entered from main court to N, with door at centre, flanked by high windows, and further door in re-entrant angle to right. Clock tower to centre of ridge, cubic timber form with glazed sides , leaded apron and swept roof and finial. Good array of cast-iron rooflights. End gable to E with door to left and 3 ventilation grilles below eaves level; carved armorial panel to gablehead. End gable to W, lower, with 2 square windows with slatted shutters below small-pane lights, that to right with further window above and dated cartouche. Door to cloister garth to right with deeply moulded surround , ogeed above basket-arched lintel, with rose osses and leaf-carving. INTERIOR: iron awban poles and chains; metal-lined troughs.

E RANGE: dairy byre, boiler house and dairy scullery. Slightly advanced gable end of N range to outer right of E elevation, 3 windows with deep moulded surrounds under eaves to centre, dairy tower to S. Door under cloister garth to right with deeply moulded basket-arched surround, lintel studded with carved fleuron and with blank shield above, strapwork scrolls. Door under garth to left with simple surround.

INTERIOR: enamel-glazed tiled walls and boarded coomb roof; metal trevises with awban poles and chains, embossed with foundry plate, Musgrave?s Patent, London and Belfast. Paired arch recesses with corbelled ashlar lintel above and scrolled keystone corbels.

Harled screen wall to S with door to tower (see separate listing) and gateway to grounds, moulded surround to exterior with ogee above lintel over oval scrolled cartouche and with carved ribbon declaring Miller motto above.

CLOISTER GARTH: 4 x 7-bay, rectangular-plan, covered walkway formed with lean-to leaded roofs on arcade of basket-arched timber openings over harled base; crocketted pinnacles carved on timber divides; decorative lead frieze above arcade with embossed paterae; gateways at centre to N and S. Timber soffit to garth supported on Tudor-arches with rose carved spandrels and with Tudor trabeation. Part-sunk basin at centre of court with rounded ends. See also listing of dairyman?s house (E elevation), including recessed seat under garth.

Small-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey/green slate roofs; stone ridges; cast-iron rooflights. Gablet coped crowsteps to gables and gablet coped wallhead to screen wall with carved fleuron finials. Boarded doors with decorative bronze handles.

Statement of Special Interest

See the separate listing of the Dairy Tower and Dairyman?s House, to SE and W respectively. The earlier cloister garth by Kinross at Greyfriars, Elgin, is an interesting counterpart to the Dairy Court. In an A Group with the Buxley complex. The details of the door surrounds were derived from historic examples such as those illustrated in MacGibbon and Ross as the former lintel to the vestry of St Giles, Edinburgh, and Preston Lodge, Inveresk.




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