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East High Street, Wyndhead Stables Lodge

A Category C Listed Building in Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7175 / 55°43'3"N

Longitude: -2.7422 / 2°44'31"W

OS Eastings: 353471

OS Northings: 647371

OS Grid: NT534473

Mapcode National: GBR 929B.38

Mapcode Global: WH7W3.VKC7

Entry Name: East High Street, Wyndhead Stables Lodge

Listing Date: 30 March 2009

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400192

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51311

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lauder

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Parish: Lauder

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

William Burn, circa 1841. Single-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, crowstep-gabled gate lodge located on sloping ground to W (stable) entrance to Thirlestane Castle estate fronting Galashiels Road. Squared and snecked greywacke rubble with red sandstone ashlar dressings. Chamfered margins. Basket-arched porch recess to NE gable angle. Pair of narrow windows with diamond-pattern glazing to left; square recessed panel above centre. Further timber door to W (road elevation); later canted window to right with slated piend-roof; window to far right. Lean-to addition runs full length of E elevation returning to part of S elevation.

Diamond-lattice glazing to fixed-frame timber windows to N gable. Predominantly non-traditional glazing elsewhere. Grey slate. Tall coped ridge stack with clay cans. Low coped rubble wall defines garden area sloping away to E.

Statement of Interest

A-group with 'Castle Wynd, Hume Lodge Including Boundary Wall to N and W', 'Thirlestane Castle (Including Eagle Gates and Boundary Walls)', 'Thirlestane Castle Estate, Garden Cottage', 'Thirlestane Castle Estate, Stables Offices' and 'Thirlestane Caste Estate, Walled Garden' (see separate listings).

Well-detailed, relatively unaltered example of a 19th century estate lodge by William Burn in prominent roadside location. Its diminuitive crowstepped form adds interest to the streetscape at the S end of Lauder's principal thouroughfare and it is also an important component of the wider Thirlsestane estate. Its basket-arched porch recess and diamond glazing pattern are elements of particular note. Burn, along with his sometimes partner David Bryce, was the leading exponent of the Scots Baronial style, and was responsible for the dramatic turreted additions and alterations to Thirlestane Castle in the 1840s. The lodge stands beside the W gate with cast-iron gate piers. The entrance leads past the large stable offices (see separate Thirlestane Castle listing), also by Burn, which were constructed using similar materials and design elements.

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