Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 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. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

NISBET HILL, MILL HOUSELB44510

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
26/03/1997
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Edrom
NGR
NT 79825 50388
Coordinates
379825, 650388

Description

Mid 19th century with later alterations and additions. Single storey with attic, rectangular-plan, 3-bay house with later single storey additions to rear. Stugged ashlar with droved ashlar dressings; harl-pointed whinstone and sandstone rubble to side and rear elevations; harled modern platform-roofed additions. Base course, eaves course.

SE ELEVATION: advanced bay to centre with polished ashlar advanced, simple porch with ashlar lean-to to gable above; bipartite Tudor-arched window to gablehead, heraldic emblem above (see Notes). Window with ashlar canopy above to each flanking bay.

NW ELEVATION: truncated window to centre, at 1st floor. Single storey additions at ground (1978 and 1981); that to left projecting NE beyond line of house.

SW AND NE ELEVATIONS: crowstepped gable to each.

6-pane timber casement windows (see Notes); traceried window to bipartite at centre; variety of windows to rear. Graded slate roof with harled wallhead stack to each side elevation gable. Modern box-dormers to flanking bays to SE and to left of NW. Droved ashlar coping to crowstepped gables.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.

BRIDGE: bridge over lade formerly leading to mill, to SE of house. Rubble and skew (forming tunnel-like effect).

Statement of Special Interest

The heraldic emblem is of a chained swan or goose with "FEIGHT" inscribed on ribbon scroll above. The present owners have an old photograph of the house at the beginning of the century. This shows that the windows were at that time diamond-paned and that there were ashlar dormerheads with shield to each gablehead and corbelled at eaves course. Steeply falling land to SE to mill lade. The mill was working until 1948. The road which passes in front of the house was formerly the main road, which has since been diverted to N of house.

References

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Information courtesy of the present owner.

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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