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The Kennel House, Marchmont House

A Category C Listed Building in Polwarth, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7296 / 55°43'46"N

Longitude: -2.404 / 2°24'14"W

OS Eastings: 374723

OS Northings: 648539

OS Grid: NT747485

Mapcode National: GBR C2N5.BY

Mapcode Global: WH8XF.17HY

Plus Code: 9C7VPHHW+R9

Entry Name: The Kennel House, Marchmont House

Listing Name: Marchmont Estate, the Kennel House

Listing Date: 16 August 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393595

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46323

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Polwarth

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Polwarth

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Circa 1910. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay house with gabled upper windows. Harled; plain sandstone margins; projecting cills.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber panelled door centred at ground; plate glass fanlight. Single windows at ground in flanking bays; gabled windows breaking eaves above.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: single window centred at 1st floor; single windows at ground in flanking bays.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.

2-pane lower, 6-pane upper glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; sandstone ridging; timber bargeboards. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced, brick-built apex stacks; various circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises Marchmont House, Adam Bridge, the Cottages near the Remains of Redbraes Castle, the Dovecot, Gamekeeper's Cottage, Ice House, The Kennel House, 1 & 2 Marchmont Estate Cottages, Redbraes, Stable Courtyard and the Walled Garden (see separate list entries). A relatively late, but well-detailed estate house - the glazing and gabled dormers being particularly notable. An associated brick-built, L-plan former kennel range is set to the front, enclosing a courtyard. Not to be confused with Gamekeeper's Cottage (NT 7392, 4873) which also has a kennel block. The Kennel House is very much a traditional, retrospective design.

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