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Bonnington Road, Reiverslaw with Lodge, Gatepiers, Gates, Garage, Greenhouse and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Peebles, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6402 / 55°38'24"N

Longitude: -3.1896 / 3°11'22"W

OS Eastings: 325214

OS Northings: 639155

OS Grid: NT252391

Mapcode National: GBR 6356.7Z

Mapcode Global: WH6V4.ZH9J

Entry Name: Bonnington Road, Reiverslaw with Lodge, Gatepiers, Gates, Garage, Greenhouse and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384730

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39149

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Peebles

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Peebles

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale East

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

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A Hunter Crawford, 1902-04. 2-storey and attic 5-bay gabled Arts and Crafts Cotswold manor, with accompanying lodge and substantial garage (with accommodation over) en suite. Randomly snecked cream sandstone masonry with polished ashlar dressings. Mullioned windows with moulded reveals; skews with moulded ashlar coping and platform skewputts; overhanging eaves; terracotta tiles and cans.


E (Entrance) elevation: left and inner right bays with large square projecting 2-storey gabled windows; outer faces with paired bipartite windows to both floors; at ground, bipartites to returns, and transoms. At centre, Tudor arched doorway in pilastered doorpiece with cartouche and strapwork cresting framing oculus; 2-leaf wrought-iron grille protects it; pier supporting wrought-iron lamp to left. Remaining bays with windows, breaking eaves with gabled dormerheads at 1st floor; inner left bay with tripartite windows to both floors, centre bay with bipartites; outer right bay blank at ground, bipartite at 1st floor. Set back to right, single storey 2-bay service wing with door and bipartite window. Modern roughcast garage beyond.

S elevation: projecting broad gabled end elevation. Projecting square window bay to left at ground with solid coped parapet, pair of bipartite windows and single windows to return; sundial to right. Bipartite to left at 1st floor; tripartite attic window at centre of gablehead. Blank return to left.

W elevation: 3 gables at centre with irregular fenestration; centre with 2 windows to each floor, projecting 1 and 1/2 storey canted stair to right with tripartite window and blank date panel to parapet; right gable with modern lean-to conservatory at ground, tripartite window at 1st floor; left gable with tripartite windows to both floors, transoms at ground; tiny attic window to each gable. Gabled return to right with projecting chimney breast and pair of diagonally set apex stacks; small windows to each floor; initialled panel at apex. To left, single storey 2-bay service wing with slightly later advanced piend-roofed single storey dry-dashed pavilion.

N elevation: 2 gables of main block. That to left with 2 windows to both floors and single attic window in gablehead. That to right largely obscured by service wing; apex stack (ashlar facing removed). Pavilion to right with lead-roofed canted timber window.

Leaded casement windows; later, arrow-headed wrought-iron grilles attached to outside over every window. Corniced ashlar stacks with incised divisions. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Interior: not seen 1994, but possibly very fine.

Lodge: single storey T-plan lodge at NE corner of site abutting entrance gates, with modern rendered extension.

E elevation: forms boundary wall with quadrant wall to gatepiers abutting to left; 2 windows.

S elevation: advanced gable to right with canted window, bipartite at centre, and slit in gablehead; door to left within modern glazed porch. Modern range to far left.

Leaded casement windows with wrought-iron grilles (as above). Wrought-iron lamp at SE angle.

Boundary walls gatepiers and gates: quadrant walls with moulded coping and inset balustrade; scrolled consoles abutting lodge to N and pier with ball finial to S. Square corniced ashlar gatepiers with inset chamfered angles and ball finials on cushions. Elaborate wrought-iron gates. Low rubble boundary wall with boulder coping to S.

Garage: 2-storey; incorporated with substantial accommodation and workshops; abuts boundary wall at NW corner of site.

E elevation: opening to right framed by ashlar piers with box dormer above; slightly advanced blank pavilion at centre with gabled bipartite dormer and piended roof; gabled dormer to right return. Door set back to left.

S elevation: 4 irregular bays; later concrete additions at ground with iron stair and balcony. Right bay with pair of barred windows (bricked up); projecting gabled inner left bay with bipartite (stair?) window; centre bay with paired windows in gabled dormer; broad gabled left bay with altered opening at 1st floor (now door with flanking windows).

W elevation: blank wall with box dormer.

Leaded casement windows; timber to box dormers. Coped masonry stacks.

Glasshouses and garden wall: gabled T-plan timber glasshouse to W of site abutting brick garden wall.

Statement of Interest

Reiverslaw was originally known as Bonnycraig and was built for R E Miller, iron founder. The choice of style, rake-jointed masonry, wall-mounted sundial and other distinctive details suggest Reiverslaw was influenced by the work of John Kinross, echoing the latter's Carlekemp, North Berwick.

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