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Springbank Cottage, Carlops

A Category C Listed Building in West Linton, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7909 / 55°47'27"N

Longitude: -3.3392 / 3°20'21"W

OS Eastings: 316124

OS Northings: 656099

OS Grid: NT161560

Mapcode National: GBR 513G.WZ

Mapcode Global: WH6T9.PP3Z

Plus Code: 9C7RQMR6+98

Entry Name: Springbank Cottage, Carlops

Listing Name: Carlops, Row of 4 Cottages (Springbank, Carberry, Langskaill, Jess)

Listing Date: 23 February 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340512

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8390

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200340512

Location: West Linton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Parish: West Linton

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

Tagged with: Cottage

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Late 18th century with later additions and alterations. Row of 4 single-storey, 3-bay, fomer weavers cottages. Rendered rubble with painted ashlar dressings. Some openings enlarged. Single canted window additions to Springbank and Carberry. Gabled timber porch addition to Langskaill. Some single-storey flat-roofed additions and dormers to rear.

Variety of glazing patterns to timber sash and case windows. Grey slate. End and ridge stacks with tall clay cans. Ashlar skews. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

part of a B Group comprising: Row of 6 Cottages (Ferndale, Houlet, Amulree, Finlaggan, Blinkieknowe, Birkenbush); Carlops, Row of 3 Cottages (Ashley, The Biggin, Weavers); Carlops, Carlops Church; Carlops, Pentland and Elphinstone; Carlops, Allan Ramsay Hotel; Carlops, Row of 4 Cottages (Springbank, Carberry, Langskaill, Jess (see separate listings).

This run of 4, single storey cotton-weavers cottages, set close to the roadside, adds to the traditional character of Carlops village which is largely defined by this building type. Springbank is notable for its scrolled skewputts. The ground floor plan-form of each cottage was originally identical, with kitchen and workroom flanking a through-passage opening off the front door. Both rooms to ground floor would have been fitted with box beds and wide lintelled sandstone fireplaces projecting on rounded corbels in the kitchen although none now survive.

The village was established in 1874 by Robert Brown, the laird of Newhall, who layed out linear rows of cottages on each side of the main Edinburgh to Biggar road. As the textile industry declined towards the end of the 19th century, the picturesque village found a new role as a health resort for summer visitors from Edinburgh and remains a centre for day visitors and Pentland Hill walkers. The village retains its traditional character, largely due to the linear nature of the surrounding geography.

Change of category from B to C(S) and list description updated at resurvey (2010).

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