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Walkerburn, Galashiels Road, Sunnybrae Lodge

Gate Lodge (19th Century), Gate Pier (19th Century), Stable (19th Century)

Site Name Walkerburn, Galashiels Road, Sunnybrae Lodge

Classification Gate Lodge (19th Century), Gate Pier (19th Century), Stable (19th Century)

Canmore ID 259147

Site Number NT33NE 66.01

NGR NT 36177 37142

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Innerleithen
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Tweeddale
  • Former County Peebles-shire

Site Management (8 June 2001)

One of an identical pair of single storey, symmetrical lozenge-plan, idiosyncratic Ruskinian / early Gothic style entrance lodges with apsed ends and triple gabled entrance porches and attached L-plan single storey, multi-gabled stable range enclosed by gated wall. Polychromatic appearance due to squared and textured whinstone rubble with tooled ashlar dressings (tabbed quoins to window) and sculptured details. Ashlar cill and moulded wallhead band courses; sunk diamond panels with botanical motifs. Pitched and bowed roof with bracketed eaves and foliate ball and spike finials.

The village of Walkerburn grew up around the textile mills of Tweedvale and (later) Tweedholm of Henry Ballantyne, the founder of the village. He was also responsible for the earliest workers' housing and laying out the village we see today. By his death in 1865, Walkerburn was a flourishing manufacturing village with a population of just under 800 people. The company and the welfare of its staff were passed to his five sons (until 1870 when 3 of them left to run a mill in Innerleithen. David and John Ballantyne remained in charge of the Walkerburn mills and set about improving not only their own housing, but also the amenities of the village). After his father's death, John built a commodious villa to the east called Stoneyhill.

Listed as a fine example of a Pilkington lodge building retaining external original features; also highly prized as one of a group of 3 on the same street and for its importance as a Ballantyne property. (Historic Scotland)

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Photographic Survey (7 March 2013)

A new exterior photographic survey of Sunnybrae Lodge was made through the Threatened Building Survey programme, in response to news of emergency works being proposed for the roof of the property.

Info - IA, July 2013

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