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

CRANSHAWS FARMHOUSE INCLUDING SUNDIALLB44908

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
10/12/1997
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Cranshaws
NGR
NT 68190 61741
Coordinates
368190, 661741

Description

Late 18th to early 19th century with later additions. Symmetrical 2-storey with attic, 3-bay plain classical style farmhouse with later gabled porch to front; single storey with attic, L-plan wing projecting at rear forming near T-plan. Painted harl; polished sandstone dressings (lightly droved in part); coursed, polished and tooled sandstone porch. Raised sandstone base course; sandstone eaves course. Polished sandstone margins; projecting cills.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to timber panelled door centred in gabled porch projecting at centre; 5-pane fanlight; flanking pilasters; part-glazed timber panelled vestibule door within; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in flanking bays.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: original block with single window at ground in bay to outer left; boarded timber shed obscuring bays to right; round-arched attic light centred in gablehead. Single storey wing recessed to right with timber door in porch advanced to outer left; single window in bay recessed to outer right.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: original block with single window at ground in bay to outer left; round-arched attic light centred in gablehead. Single window in single storey wing recessed to outer left.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; round-arched timber sash and case attic windows; modern window to rear wing; various skylights. Grey slate roofs; raised stone skews to original house; cast-iron rainwater goods. Broad corniced apex stacks to SW (droved sandstone) and NE (harled); various circular cans; apex stack to rear wing; cans missing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

SUNDIAL: tiered, octagonal base to baluster shaft; octagonal table; metal gnomon in place.

Statement of Special Interest

A simple, but nevertheless, interesting farmhouse which has retained the majority of its original features. The nearby Cranshaws Castle, the stable courtyard at Cranshaws Farm and the pedimented gateway leading to it, are listed separately.

References

Bibliography

Valuation Roll, Berwickshire, Cranshaws Parish 1855-56; Ordnance Survey map, 1857 (appears on).

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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