Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 49720 35421
349720, 635421


Circa 1855, with later additions and alterations. 2-storey 3-bay plain classical house. Painted ashlar to front, harled to sides and rear. Base course, dividing band between ground and 1st floors; modules to eaves cornice. Sunburst decoration to pediments.

N (ABBOTSFORD ROAD) ELEVATION: deep-set timber panelled door with rectangular fanlight in pedimented doorpiece with steps to centre, flanked by bracketed and pedimented windows. Corniced and bracketed windows to 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: later window (over dining-room chimneypiece) to ground; single window above.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey piend-roofed later 19th century addition with adjoining structures to ground. Piend-roofed dormer to attic.

INTERIOR: fine decorative schemes of more than one date. Glazed timber inner door and screen to hall; stone stairs with cast-iron balusters and mahogany hand-rail; good decorative plaster-work to all public rooms; plain slate chimneypiece to dining-room, white marble to drawing-room; simple range in basement, possibly formerly kitchen.

Statement of Special Interest

Subject of careful restoration in the 1990's, having been previously in Council ownership.



Does not appear on 1851 Thomas Mitchell map, published in Robert Hall HISTORY OF GALASHIELS (1898) p126. Appears on 1858 OS map.

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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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.

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