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Bridgend, Lanark Lodge with Stable Buildings

A Category B Listed Building in Duns, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7754 / 55°46'31"N

Longitude: -2.3355 / 2°20'7"W

OS Eastings: 379052

OS Northings: 653617

OS Grid: NT790536

Mapcode National: GBR D14N.5H

Mapcode Global: WH8X8.3349

Entry Name: Bridgend, Lanark Lodge with Stable Buildings

Listing Date: 22 December 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363084

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26455

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duns

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Duns

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

1860; later additions and alterations. Large 2-storey Baronial villa converted to hospice with out-of-character linking additions to stable buildings. Squared, snecked and stugged cream sandstone with ashlar dressings. Stop-chamfered arrises; string course above ground floor. HOUSE:

N (FORMER ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced gabled entrance bay to centre right; doorway removed and obscured by glass link to modern single storey range to N; window to 1st floor with stop-roll-moulded reveals, framing colonnettes and segmental pediment with central bracket and star finial. Left bay with window at ground and 1st floor window breaking eaves with pedimented dormerhead. Centre left bay with round 3-stage stair tower in re-entrant angle; large mullioned and transomed window with moulded architrave stepping over square date tablet 1860; rope-moulded corbel course above and window breaking eaves with pedimented dormerhead and rosette finial; tall conical roof with wrought-iron weathervane and fish-scale slates. Outer right bay with blind windows to each floor; bracketed apex stack. Advanced single storey 2-bay service range to left; gabled right bay with bipartite window at ground and window in gablehead; pair of windows to left.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay; gabled dormerheads above eaves (chamfered apex stack at centre). Left bay with bipartite windows to each floor; single windows to centre bay; right bay with door at ground and blind window to 1st floor. Modern conservatory (replacing older one) conceals centre and right bays at ground.

S (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 4-bay; gabled dormerheads above eaves. Broad outer left bay slightly advanced and gabled; 2-storey canted window at centre with cornice and parapet; small window in gablehead. 3 flanking bays to right symmetrical; centre bay slightly advanced and broader at ground with tripartite window; bipartite window at 1st floor; tablet in gablehead; flanking bays with windows to each floor (converted to door at ground to left). 2-bay service range to right; left bay with

window at ground and decorative timber dormer with bracketed open pedimented dormerhead and wrought-iron finial; bipartite window to right with gabled dormerhead.

E ELEVATION: projecting M-gabled single storey range at ground largely obscured by later link to stable range; valley infilled by slate-hung roof extension. Blank M-gable to main block, with apex stacks.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows; 12-pane to service range. Crowstepped skews; scrolled skewputts; grey slates; battered coping to ashlar stacks. Decorative wrought-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: decorative plaster cornices and stained glass fanlight survive in hall; stone turnpike stair (now enclosed). Municipal ambience.

STABLE RANGE AND LINK WALL: single storey and attic L-plan range; much altered, extended and converted to social club. Link wall joins to service range, now with 2 slapped glazed openings.

N ELEVATION: gable to right with inserted tripartite window at ground; panel in gablehead. Single bay set back to left with modern lobby at ground.

W ELEVATION: 4-bay; centre bays grouped together. Window to left at ground; link building obscures remaining bays. 1st floor windows breaking eaves with gabled dormerheads.

S ELEVATION: gable to left with inserted tripartite window in gablehead; single bay slightly set back to right; obscured at ground by large modern extension. Link wall to left.

E ELEVATION: blank; advanced gable to left. 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Crowstepped skews; scrolled skewputts; grey slates.

Statement of Interest

A pair of ball finials flank the modern entrance door, although it is not clear where they are from. Despite the drastic additions, the body of the house has survived reasonably intact and could be restored. B Group with the entrance lodge and gatepiers (see separate listing).

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