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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

SKIRLING HOUSEReference: LB15188

Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 23/02/1971


  • Local Authority: Scottish Borders
  • Planning Authority: Scottish Borders
  • Parish: Skirling

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 7627 38953
  • Coordinates307627, 638953


Ramsay Traquair, architect. Built for Lord Carmichael, 1905, around existing farm house with part weatherboarded upper floor suggesting influence of S coast of England, some curious wrought-iron work by Thomas Hadden of Edinburgh. Small pane glazing, Slate roof.

Inside,1 room contains Italian ceiling which originally hung in small drawing-room of Castlecraig.

GARDENER'S HOUSE: 18th century single storey rubble cottage with alterations 1821 (dated), and addition of porch and rear elevation circa 1907, converted to woodstore circa 1970. Sited to rear of house facing road. Slate roof. Variety of timber windows.

SUMMER HOUSE: Timber single storey rectangular- plan pavilion, 1907.Sited to SE of house. Originally open fronted but altered soon after. Floor with 'spider and fly' cobble mosaic. Slate roof.

BARN: Stone barn, 18th century(?) with lean-to addition. Slate roofs.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND FENCE: Rubble dwarf wall to road with fine timber fence and gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Sundials in garden are listed separately.



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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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