Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NG 93978 42854
193978, 842854


Built circa 1755 with late 19th century alterations, 2

storey and attic, 17-bay range of varying dates. All harled.

Paired centre 5-bay blocks, each with centre door, 3 piended

dormers, end and ridge stacks. Left (west) block has late

19th century projecting bay windows flanking centre door with

linking roof forming porch. Late 19th century 2-storey, 3-bay

service wing at west gable, with 3 piended dormers rising

through wallhead; projecting stair wells at rear to all

3 portions.

At right (east gable) low 2-storey irregular 4-bay block which

appears to incorporate late 18th century 3 bay house with small

windows and former centre door as window. 1st floor door

with heavily checked jambs in east gable, reached by forestair;

piended roof. mainly 12-pane glazing; ridge and end stacks;

slate roofs.

Interior: in right section some raised and fielded

panelling to dado, doors and shutters, 1 basket arched


Statement of Special Interest

New Kelso was one of 3 linen factories established by

Board of Trustees of forfeited estates in Highlands (The

others Glenmoriston and Lochbroom). Not a commercial

success and converted to domestic use later in 18th century.

In 1810 the house was "exceedingly comfortable". New Kelso

once the site of an annual cattle fair on first Monday in

June; fair "completely fallen away" by mid-19th century.

(IMPERIAL Gazetteer). House listed A for historical




Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, A GENERAL VIEW OF THE


IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, ii, (circa 1858) p.352.

A J Durie, The Linen Industry in the Eighteenth Century 1979,


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.

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