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Latitude: 55.5529 / 55°33'10"N
Longitude: -2.3131 / 2°18'47"W
OS Eastings: 380342
OS Northings: 628839
OS Grid: NT803288
Mapcode National: GBR D497.08
Mapcode Global: WH8Y7.FPQG
Entry Name: Thirlestane House
Listing Date: 29 November 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353812
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19469
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Kelso and District
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Early 19th century, with later additions. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular- plan house with lower single bays wings linked by recent lower addition to single storey L-plan cartsheds and outbuildings. Harled with raised sandstone dressings. NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay house with wings: gabled porch with timber bargeboards and finials advanced at centre; doorway to right return; panelled door; window to NW; left return blank. Single windows to both floors in bays to left and right. Lower wings adjoining to left and right; single windows at ground floor; 1st floor windows breaking eaves in pedimented dormerheads. Lower 4-bay modern wing adjoining to right: doorway in bay to left; windows at ground and breaking eaves at 1st floor in pedimented dormers in bay to outer right and penultimate bay to left; window at ground in penultimate bay to right. Single storey outbuildings adjoining to outer right.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 7-bay: irregular-sized windows to each bay.
SW ELEVATION: single storey range of outbuildings including former cartsheds. 3 keystoned basket-arched cart arches to outer right, now blocked (1 with window, 1 with door). Garage with 2-leaf doors to outer left. 2 louvred ventilators with pyramidal caps.
NE ELEVATION: blank gable.
Sash and case windows with various glazing patterns. Grey slate roof; shouldered polygonal stacks.
The house takes its name from Thirlestane Tower, of unknown date, which stood to the SW until its demolition circa 1830. Pictureque siting and grouping of elements.
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