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Hendersyde Park, Tanlaw House, Hen House, Garden Walls and Gates and Railings to Seperate Enclosed Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Ednam, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6137 / 55°36'49"N

Longitude: -2.4126 / 2°24'45"W

OS Eastings: 374105

OS Northings: 635640

OS Grid: NT741356

Mapcode National: GBR C3LJ.GH

Mapcode Global: WH8XZ.X59B

Entry Name: Hendersyde Park, Tanlaw House, Hen House, Garden Walls and Gates and Railings to Seperate Enclosed Garden

Listing Date: 16 August 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399627

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50976

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ednam

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Parish: Ednam

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey with upper floor breaking eaves, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, symmetrical, piend-roofed house comprising slightly taller 3-bay central block with gabled dormers and prominent central ridge stack, and slightly recessed wings with small gabled dormers to side elevations and prominent louvred ridge vents. Squared, coursed sandstone. Regular fenestration with projecting cills. Late 20th century rendered bow-ended stair tower to rear.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. 20th century glazed entrance door with fanlight over. Coped, rendered stacks with yellow clay cans. Grey slate roofs; lead flashings.

GARDEN WALLS, GATES AND RAILINGS: rubble-coped walls forming enclosed garden to rear. Large separate decorative garden to SE enclosed by simple wrought-iron fence and arched gates.

HEN HOUSE: small symmetrical 3-bay hen house with droved snecked coursed sandstone walls, piended slate roof, boarded door and 8-pane timber sash and case windows. Nesting boxes inside with underground hen run tunnel emerging at the Ha ha.

Statement of Interest

Tanlaw House is a good example of an early 19th century estate house surviving largely in its original condition and forming an important element of the group of buildings that form the Hendersyde Estate. The house was formerly known as Tanlaw Coachhouse; the wings housing the coach and horses. The wings were incorporated into the house during a conversion in the1930's. Early maps show further outbuildings in the garden to the rear which have now been lost.

The Hen house is a good example of small estate building in its original condition with nesting boxes and a rare underground tunnel allowing the hens to forage beyond the Ha Ha.

Hendersyde Park was seat to the Waldie family. Notable family members include Robert Waldie, who was a friend of Sir Walter Scott. Scott was a regular visitor to the Hendersyde and made use of their extensive library. John Waldie was a writer and a bound manuscript of his is held within the 19th century manuscripts collection at Yale University. The original house to the estate was the only mansion in Ednam Parish at the time of the 2nd Statistical Account. It was replaced by the present house in about 1940.

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