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Latitude: 55.7192 / 55°43'9"N
Longitude: -2.7519 / 2°45'6"W
OS Eastings: 352862
OS Northings: 647561
OS Grid: NT528475
Mapcode National: GBR 9279.0N
Mapcode Global: WH7W3.PHRZ
Entry Name: Manse Road, Lodge at Entrance to Allanbank House, Including Railings
Listing Date: 5 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395008
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47671
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Early 19th century with later 20th century extension. Single storey double-fronted rectangular-plan lodge extended to L-plan by addition of rear/W wing. Classical design with open canted porch supported on Tuscan columns. V-jointed sandstone ashlar to principal (SE) elevation; rubble whinstone to SW side of original building; irregularly coursed dressed whinstone to NE side of original building; both with polished ashlar dressings; harled rear/NW wing. Base course; projecting eaves band. V-jointed quoins.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical arrangement. Central entrance with canted open porch supported on 4 Tuscan columns; plain timber door with 4-light rectangular fanlight. Flanking windows. Cast iron railings with some remaining crocketed finials adjoin to left terminating at entrance gates to Allanbank House.
NE ELEVATION: wide architraved window with droved outer long and short surround to original building. Harled extension projects forward to right; entrance to left return.
SW ELEVATION: original building blank. Window to harled extension to left.
NW ELEVATION: 3 windows to harled extension.
INTERIOR: retains original fireplace and grate in front room to left of entrance.
Multi-pane casement windows and grey slate roof to original building; central ridge stack of droved ashlar; raised in brick and rendered with band course; round cans. Flat asphalted roof to harled extension.
The original lodge is a good example of an early 19th century classical entrance lodge and has finely channelled stonework.
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