Eccles House

Boundary Wall(s), Country House, Gate(s), Gate Pier(s), Hospital (first World War)

Site Name Eccles House

Classification Boundary Wall(s), Country House, Gate(s), Gate Pier(s), Hospital (first World War)

Alternative Name(s) Eccles Auxiliary Hospital

Canmore ID 58540

Site Number NT74SE 28

NGR NT 76378 41142

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Eccles
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Accessing Scotland's Past

Built between 1895 and 1898, Eccles House was designed by the architect Thomas Leadbetter. James Lewis Greig commissioned it as a replacement for an earlier Eccles House, which was situated a short distance to the north.

The house is a two-storeyed structure of sandstone and painted harl with a slated roof that has low, overhanging eaves. It is built in the Scottish seventeenth century revival style, and features both Venetian windows and pedimented windows.

Thomas Leadbetter is thought to have been influenced by the famous architect Sir Robert Lorimer in his design for Eccles House. There are a number of Art Nouveau features within the house, including internal doors and leaded glass decorations on fireplaces.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project at

Archaeology Notes

NT74SE 28.00 76378 41142

NT74SE 6.00 7634 4129 St Mary's Convent (remains)

NT74SE 28.01 76126 41324 Lodge

NT74SE 28.02 76268 41320 Walled Garden with Greenhouses

NT74SE 28.03 76284 41372 East Lodge

NT74SE 28.04 76456 41258 The Braw Bothy

NT74SE 28.05 76444 41252 Stablegate Cottage and Stables

NT74SE 28.06 76400 41141 Ancillary Structure

NT74SE 28.07 76351 41287 Summer House

NT74SE 28.08 76113 41330 NW Entrance, Quadrant Walls, Piers, Gate Piers, Gates

NT74SE 28.09 76253 41355 Walled Garden, Lean-to Greenhouse

NT74SE 28.10 76240 41341 Walled Garden, Gabled Greenhouse

Architecture Notes


ARCHITECT: Thomas Leadbetter c. 1895/6


Plans in possession of Mrs Greig, Edinburgh.

Etching and photographs of etching in possession of Mrs Greig, Yetholm.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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