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Latitude: 55.7849 / 55°47'5"N
Longitude: -2.3586 / 2°21'30"W
OS Eastings: 377609
OS Northings: 654684
OS Grid: NT776546
Mapcode National: GBR C1ZK.53
Mapcode Global: WH8X1.RV2K
Entry Name: Duns Castle Estate, Kennels, Kennel Master's House and Water Tank
Listing Date: 6 February 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335329
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4109
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Later 19th century with later alterations. Single storey 3-bay whinstone and sandstone rubble kennel master?s house with polished ashlar dressings and some rendered dressings; single storey sandstone and whinstone rubble rectangular-planned small kennel to NW, with rubble wall to forecourt with vermiculated dressings and cast-iron gates and railings. Rubble with coped round-arched water tank set in raised reservoir with small boarded door. Slightly raised long and short quoins to house.
HOUSE: SE ELEVATION: 3 steps to deep-set glazed panelled door to centre with rectangular plate glass fanlight above. Bipartite window in bay to right. Bay to left advanced and gabled with canted window with half-piended slate roof. NW ELEVATION: 4-bay. Modern lean-to porch addition to outer left. Later lean-to addition to outer right. Window to each of inner bays. Gable to each 2-bay group.
4-pane upper and 2-pane lower timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with exposed rafters and timber eaves board. Terracotta ridge tiles and finials. Rendered stacks.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.
KENNELS: symmetrical, 4-bay. Door to each inner bay with rectangular fanlight above. Slate piended roof. Window at eaves of outer bays. OUTBUILDING TO W: timber with corrugated iron roof.
The water tank is found to W of kennels. The 1857 map would suggest that an earlier building was erected upon this site, although it was at that time used as a sawmill. The kennel was at that time to be found to E of the road leading from the stableblock to the walled garden and the main road.
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