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The Haining, Deer Larder

Deer Larder (19th Century)

Site Name The Haining, Deer Larder

Classification Deer Larder (19th Century)

Canmore ID 54240

Site Number NT42NE 23.02

NGR NT 46852 28039

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Selkirk
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Selkirkshire

Threatened Building Survey Programme 2013 (19 September 2012)

Small polygonal deer larder with raised basement and entranceway. Probably mid to late nineteenth century, restored by the then owner Andrew Nimmo Smith in 1994.


Photographic Survey (19 September 2012)

Photographed by Threatened Buildigns Survey as part of the recording of the estate 2012-13.

Sbc Note

Visibility: Upstanding building, which may not be intact.

Information from Scottish Borders Council

Sbc Note

Recent woodland clearance in the Clock Sorrow has revealed the entrance to an ice-house beneath the deer larder. This is exceptionally well-preserved and comprises the 'egg-shaped' ice chamber, a tunnel approximately 5 metres in length and a curvilinear wall along the north bank of the Clock Sorrow serviced by 4 sandstone steps. Further steps or a path may have led to the top of the steep slope some 3 metres above. The masonry of the entrance and tunnel is random coursed rubble greywacke apart from the steps and entrance lintel which are red-sandstone. An iron gate lays against the slope next to the entrance. The interior chamber appears to comprise nicely faced sandstone blocks covering the bottom half, with a random rubble corbel vault for the top half.

The entrance appears to have been sealed in the 19th or 20th century. A sealed glass bottle with metal cap would suggest sometime around the Second World War when the Haining was home to a Polish army unit. Historic OS mapping does not show the ice house or its entrance, with the later 19th century deer larder being the earliest structure.

C Bowles (SBCAS)

Site Visit: 26/8/19


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