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Cawderstanes House, Weather Vane

A Category C Listed Building in East Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7707 / 55°46'14"N

Longitude: -2.0946 / 2°5'40"W

OS Eastings: 394160

OS Northings: 653042

OS Grid: NT941530

Mapcode National: GBR F1TQ.96

Mapcode Global: WH9YH.S6RY

Entry Name: Cawderstanes House, Weather Vane

Listing Date: 24 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393891

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46557

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mordington

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Mordington

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Probably late 19th century. Square-plan, stugged pink sandstone weather vane comprising stepped pedestal; tapering square-plan shaft with crenellated detail at base; carved motifs above (missing to SW); sculptured animal (?) faces aligned above (missing to SW) between carved chains draping angles, suspended from clenched heraldic gauntlets centred in each face beneath carved wreath frieze. Iron weather vane surmounting circular-plan cap (missing in part).

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises 'Cawderstanes House, Greenhouse and Gardener's Cottage' and 'Cawderstanes House, Weather Vane' - see separate list entry. An unusual wind vane, set to the E of and still associated with Cawderstanes House - itself built for Mr Edward Grey after he purchased Edrington Castle estate in 1892. The carving is particularly interesting, with what appears to be the entrance to a castle/prison at the base of the shaft to the NW, a shield to the SE and an animal (?) face, similar to those set between the chains, to the NE.

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