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Yair House

Country House (18th Century), Sundial (Post Medieval)

Site Name Yair House

Classification Country House (18th Century), Sundial (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Yare; The Yair

Canmore ID 54445

Site Number NT43SE 4

NGR NT 45291 32854

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

NT43SE 4.00 45291 32854 Yair House

NT43SE 4.01 NT 45294 32748 Stables

NT43SE 4.02 NT 45052 32935 Walled Garden; Terraced Garden

(NT 4528 3285) The Yair (NAT)

OS 6" map (1971)

Yair, built in 1788, consists of a square Georgian block of three storeys and an attic, with a wing originally of two storeys but now of three, extending to the W. These units form two sides of a court, enclosed on the W and S by modern outbuildings and a screen wall and entered from the S through a modern archway. The masonry is of rubble throughout with dressings of red freestone.

RCAHMS 1957, visited 1955

'Yare' accounted for two stedes in Ettrick Forest in 1456. It was held by ? Kar of Yair in 1588.

M L Anderson 1967

Architecture Notes

NT43SE 4.00 45291 32854 Yair House

NT43SE 4.01 45294 32748 Stables


Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding building.

Information from Scottish Borders Council.

Sbc Note

Sundial set in archway above courtyard. Has anogival top.

Information from Scottish Borders Council Historic Environment Record



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