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Latitude: 55.4308 / 55°25'50"N
Longitude: -2.7275 / 2°43'38"W
OS Eastings: 354060
OS Northings: 615455
OS Grid: NT540154
Mapcode National: GBR 95DN.90
Mapcode Global: WH7XH.2RGJ
Entry Name: Cavers House
Listing Date: 16 August 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332879
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2051
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Circa 1500 large 5 storey tower house, probably incorporating
part of a 13th century castle. Upper two floors altered in
17th century and the tower enlarged to the North in the mid
18th century to form a classical mansion house with
symmetrical 7 bay front to east with a 3 window semi-circular
advanced bow at centre. Substantially re-modelled in the
Scottish Baronial style in 1885-7 by Kinnear and Peddie who
reduced the projecting bow to 2 storeys and added gabled
attics to the Tower and north wing and a large additional
wing to the NW. This wing and part of the North wing
demolished in 1953 and the house unroofed.
Interior: the 13th century piscina noted by the RCAHMS
Graded category B for importance of Tower.
Cavers Castle belonged in 12th and 13th centuries to the
Baliols. The present tower is presumably that mentioned in
the grant to James Douglas in 1511.
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