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Torwoodlee House

Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Torwoodlee House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Torwoodlee Policies

Canmore ID 54343

Site Number NT43NE 10

NGR NT 47182 37978

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT43NE 10.00 47182 37978 Torwoodlee House

NT43NE 10.01 NT 46795 37706 Lodge

NT43NE 10.02 NT 47875 38587 Bridge

NT43NE 10.03 NT 47299 38082 Farmstead

NT43NE 10.04 NT 47440 38109 Walled Garden

(NT 4718 3797) Torwoodlee (NAT)

OS 6" map (1971)

For Torwoodlee Tower see NT43NE 3.

Torwoodlee: This Georgian mansion was built about 1783. Originally the house was an oblong block containing a basement, only visible on the S side, three upper floors and an attic; a pavilion of two storeys was attached to either side by a curved screen-wall. All of this survives and is still recognisable.

In the 19th century, the centre part of the N side of the house was extended to the N in a wing provided in front with a porch opening on the present approach, which has replaced the original drive. The masonry is of whin rubble with dressings of red freestone.

Two carved panels, one dated '1601', and the other from Buckholm Tower (NT43NE 9) have been built into the wall of the modern entrance-hall.

RCAHMS 1957, visited 1955

A fine 18th century mansion, occupied and well preserved. As described by the RCAHMS.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 13 January 1961.

Architecture Notes

NT43NE 10 47182 37978 Torwoodlee House

NT43NE 10.01 46795 37706 Lodge

NT43NE 10.02 47875 38587 Bridge



Estate plan showing roads and elevations of houses.

RHP 5506 late 18th century


Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding building.

Information from Scottish Borders Council.


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