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North Lodge, Drygrange House

A Category C Listed Building in Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6143 / 55°36'51"N

Longitude: -2.6772 / 2°40'37"W

OS Eastings: 357441

OS Northings: 635842

OS Grid: NT574358

Mapcode National: GBR 93RJ.58

Mapcode Global: WH7WQ.V4BV

Plus Code: 9C7VJ87F+P4

Entry Name: North Lodge, Drygrange House

Listing Name: Drygrange, North Lodge (Former Factor's House) Including Gates, Gatepiers and Enclosing Walls

Listing Date: 4 June 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353006

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18840

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Melrose

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Parish: Melrose

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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C G H Kinnear, 1889. 2-storey, 3-bay lodge house with single-storey lean-to adjoining E gable (former washhouse). Red, squared and snecked sandstone rubble with overhanging eaves. Gabled timber porch to centre. Dormer windows breaking eaves on front elevation. Lightly moulded barge-boards with ball pendentives at gable ends, dormers and gabled porch to centre, principal elevation. Bi-partite windows to outer bays flanking porch and single window above.

GATEPIERS: pair of pale sandstone ashlar gatepiers, fielded and corniced, with large decorative obelisk finials. Wrought iron gates, 1906. Coped corsed rubble quadrant wall to N and S of gates.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows. Slated roof; corniced end stacks.

Statement of Interest

Part of a B-Group comprising 'Drygrange House (Grangehall Care Home, Formerly St Andrew's College) Including Garden Terrace Walls to South'; 'Drygrange, Walled Garden'; ' Drygrange, North Lodge Including Gates, Gatepiers and Quadrant Walls'; 'Drygrange, South Lodge Including Gates, Gatepiers and Quadrant Walls'; 'Drygrange, House to North of Steading'; 'Drygrange, Stables and Steading' and 'Drygrange, Summerhouse'.

Located at the northen entrance to the former Drygrange House estate, the North Lodge is a comparatively large and well detailed example of its type of red sandstone, notable for its broad overhanging timber bargeboarding and porch. Originally the porch was open with timber supporting columns, later enclosed making use of non-traditional single-pane glazing. The house was formerly occupied by the factor of the estate, adding to its historical interest. A later, non-traditional corrugated-roofed garage addition has been made to the W gable (road) elevation. The obelisk gatepier finials and wrought-iron gates of 1906 are contemporaneous with the South Lodge and with the main gate of the walled garden (see separate listings), adding to the wider contextual interest of the Drygrange estate.

List description updated at resurvey (2010).

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