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Wedderburn Castle, West Gate, Including South Lodge and North Outbuilding

A Category C Listed Building in Duns, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7659 / 55°45'57"N

Longitude: -2.3189 / 2°19'8"W

OS Eastings: 380088

OS Northings: 652555

OS Grid: NT800525

Mapcode National: GBR D17R.RX

Mapcode Global: WH8X8.CB0M

Entry Name: Wedderburn Castle, West Gate, Including South Lodge and North Outbuilding

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335212

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4032

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duns

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Duns

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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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 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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