Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 80939 54828
380939, 654828


John Kinross, 1897. Scottish Baronial group of abacking engine/power house and fire station at right angles, adjoined to N of main steading. Rake jointed rubble and ashlar dressings. Roll-moulded surrounds.

ENGINE HOUSE: 3 by 3-bay block. E elevation with 3 large windows, those to centre and right under crowstepped gable, that at centre with open semicircular pediment, that to left with set in jettied wallplane on corbel course. N elevation with door to outer right and 3 grilles at wallhead. Adjoined to right by fire station. Square section, decorative timber lantern-ventilator to ridge with pilasters dividing and flanking 2 round-headed louvred openings to each face; ogeed slate roof with leaded ball finial.

STALK: tapering, polygonal, yellow brick stalk with cornice and coping, set on tall ashlar and brick pedestal, sited at SE of power house.

FIRE STATION: principal elevation to W with gable to outer left figuring large, 2-leaf doorway off-centre right with broken segmental pediment cradling oval window; blank bay to left-of centre and 2 large square machinery doorways to centre and right, each with fleur-de-lys carved panel at centre of lintel. boarded doors, those to left part glazed and pedestrian: window to outer right, under wallhead stepped up in ashlar to main steading.

N elevation with 3 high set windows in high-relief surrounds, breaking eaves in curvilinear dormerheads each with carved fleuron in dormerhead.

Timber, small-pane sash and case windows. Graded grey/green slates; ashlar ridge. Crowstepped gables.

INTERIOR OF FIRE STATION: walls with enamel glazed bricks to wainscot height with cornice above; wallhead cornice studded with floreate plaster squares; contemporary brass lantern.

INTERIOR OF POWER STATION: marble floor, latterly used for recreation, post 1934.

GATEPIERS: ashlar sandstone gatepiers to E, corniced, bearing substantial ashlar pyramids on ball feet. Pal stones nearby.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of the Buxley A group. The engine house became redundant as such when mains electricity came to the house in 1934.



No Bibliography entries for this designation

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to MANDERSTON, BUXLEY, FIRE STATION AND ENGINE HOUSE WITH STALK AND GATEPIERS

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 16/02/2019 07:48