Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

WEDDERBURN CASTLE, WEST GATE, INCLUDING SOUTH LODGE AND NORTH OUTBUILDINGLB4032

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
09/06/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
06/02/1996
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Duns
NGR
NT 80088 52555
Coordinates
380088, 652555

Description

Early 19th century with later alterations and additions. Gateway to centre flanked by coped quadrant wall and single storey buildings (lodge to SE of gateway, with attic). Droved ashlar with polished ashlar dressings; rubble to rear of buildings with broadly droved dressings; line-rendered addition to lodge.

W ELEVATION: round-arched carriage opening to centre with square-plan pedimented piers flanking with round-arched panels, in grey sandstone. Coped quadrant walls linking to gabled lodge elevations with round-arched recess to centre of each and band course at eaves height. Diagonally-positioned ashlar coped stack to apex of lodge to NW; formerly also to SE.

N ELEVATION: NW BUILDING: double cart-shed opening in bay to left; window opening in bay to right. SE BUILDING: boarded door in bay to left and window in bay to right. Tall coped rubble wall projection from outer left and turning to run W-E.

E ELEVATION: NW BUILDING: boarded 2-leaf door to gablehead. Blinded round-opening to ground, right of centre. SE BUILDING: door in rubble wall to outer right. Modern 2-leaf glazed door at ground of bay to left with same at 1st floor above, breaking height of flanking walls and gabled. Modern single storey lean-to (adjoining wall) addition set back to left with 2-leaf glazed door in bay to right; window to centre and bay to left.

4-pane timber sash and case windows to lodge. Slate roof to each building. Brick coped stack to gable, E elevation, NW building; can to wallhead to outer left of SE building, E elevation.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

GATES: simple iron gates with arrow-headed shafts and cast-iron bird to centre of each.

Statement of Special Interest

This lodge and gate are listed as part of an A group category including the Lion Gate and the boundary wall which lies around the Wedderburn estate and are of unusually tall and extensive. The lodge is no longer part of the Wedderburn estate, 1995. Stylistically this lodge owes much to the Lion Gate (see separate listing), but this is probably a builder?s interpretation, as the detailing and design is less fine.

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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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