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Cranshaws Manse Including Outbuildings and Garden Walls, Boundary Wall, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Cranshaws, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8495 / 55°50'58"N

Longitude: -2.4939 / 2°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 369174

OS Northings: 661919

OS Grid: NT691619

Mapcode National: GBR C00S.WY

Mapcode Global: WH8WS.N7MK

Entry Name: Cranshaws Manse Including Outbuildings and Garden Walls, Boundary Wall, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 10 December 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391633

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44909

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cranshaws

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Cranshaws

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Late 18th century possibly incorporating earlier fabric with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay plain classical style manse with gabled porch to front, 2-storey, 2-bay wing projecting at rear (forming near T-plan); single storey addition beyond. Harl-pointed rubble sandstone; droved sandstone dressings; whitewashed render to side elevation (E); harled rear elevation to projecting wing. Droved rubble quoins; droved long and short surrounds to openings; projecting cills. Single storey, rectangular-plan outbuilding to SW.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: single window in gabled porch projecting at centre; timber panelled door in return to left; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in bays to outer left and right.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: original block with single window at ground off-set to left of centre. 2-storey wing recessed to left with piended, single storey conservatory off-set to left of centre; single windows at both floors in flanking bays. Single window centred in single storey wing to outer left.

Predominantly replacement 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; raised stone skews; predominantly replacement rainwater goods. Apex stacks to E (coursed sandstone) and W (rebuilt in brick); various circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

OUTBUILDING, E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: harl-pointed rubble. Boarded timber garage door in bay to outer left; single window in penultimate bay to outer right; flanking boarded timber doors. N (SIDE) ELEVATION: single window centred at ground; smaller single window aligned above. Grey slate roof; raised stone skews; replacement rainwater goods. INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

GARDEN WALLS: rubble-coped, rubble walls enclosing near rectangular-plan garden to front. BOUNDARY WALL AND GATES: low coped wall enclosing site to road; wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Set to the N of the nearby church (see separate list entry), this simple manse, still in use as such, retains a degree of architectural interest. According to C E Eddy, a one time minister, this new manse was built to replace an existing structure in 1711, although the current form suggests a later date. He describes it as single storey with only 2 rooms, extended and later heightened to incorporate a second storey - although little evidence of this can be seen on the front elevation. Writing in the 1st Statistical Account, the Rev. George Drummond noted that "...the church was built in 1739. The manse some years earlier. They have both been lately repaired." We must assume this structure was incorporated into the present form.

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