Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 85236 56779
385236, 656779


Opened 1849; closed 1951. Single storey, near L-plan former station complex comprising 5-bay, originally rectangular-plan former station master's house and offices to E with piended addition at rear forming near T-plan; later rectangular-plan, piended waiting room to W. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone to E range; droved sandstone dressings; brick-built rear addition. Overhanging timber bracketed eaves; droved quoins; droved long and short surrounds to slightly raised margins; projecting cills. Timber-clad former waiting room with brick base; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Rectangular-plan former goods shed to NE.

E RANGE, SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber panelled door in penultimate bay to outer right; 3-pane fanlight; flanking single windows. Boarded timber door in bay to outer left; plate glass fanlight; single window in subsequent bay to right; blind rectangular panel set between. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: brick-built rear addition projecting at centre; single windows in 2 bays recessed to right; bays obscured to left. NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: large tripartite window centred beneath gable (narrow side-lights). Continuous glazing row in further addition to left. Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs. Brick-built, corniced ridge and apex stacks; various octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods. INTERIOR: converted for use as offices.

FORMER WAITING ROOM, SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: sliding timber panelled door in bay to outer right. Small, bipartite window set beneath eaves in bay to outer left. SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind. NW (REAR/PLATFORM) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Sliding timber panelled door in bay to outer left. Tripartite and bipartite glazing rows with 2-pane fanlights in subsequent 2 bays to right. Boarded timber door in bay to outer right. Fixed-pane 2- and 4-pane glazing in timber windows. Grey slate roof. Brick-built, corniced ridge stack; octagonal cans. INTERIOR: whitewashed boarded timber cladding. Original sliding panelled door and simple timber fireplace in place. In use as retail outlet.

PLATFORM: stone-coped, red-brick platform wall in place to NW. Rail tracks removed.

Statement of Special Interest

A rare and well-detailed survival, noted in the OS Name Book as "...a station for passengers and goods on the North British Railway, Dunse branch, in the vicinity of the village of Chirnside." With is sliding timber doors and original fireplace, the timber-clad waiting room is a particularly good example of its type. Last used as a station in 1951, the whole complex is now an office/retail outlet.



Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (not evident). Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856-1858) Reel 60, Book 7, NMRS. Ordnance Survey map, 1862 (office and station master's house evident). Ordnance Survey map, 1898 (waiting room evident). R V J Butt THE DIRECTORY OF RAILWAY STATIONS (1995) p60. Photographic records, NMRS.

About Listed Buildings

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