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Caldra House

Country House (17th Century), Country House (19th Century)

Site Name Caldra House

Classification Country House (17th Century), Country House (19th Century)

Canmore ID 74366

Site Number NT74NE 11

NGR NT 77421 49497

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/74366

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Administrative Areas

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

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

Caldra House was re-built following a fire that occurred in 1897 when most of the household were away celebrating Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Situated north of the Blackadder Water, a building has existed here since at least the seventeenth century, and possibly earlier; this location is thought to have been the site of a fifteenth-century fortification called a Pele Tower.

Built of stone, with a slated roof, Caldra is built on an L-plan and has two storeys, a basement and attic. It has a Mansard Roof, which comprises a gently-pitched central section which then slopes steeply down over the attic floor. Some of the walls are said to date from an earlier phase of building, but most of the house appears to be of nineteenth-century date.

The interior of the house was damaged following the 1897 fire, and substantial renovations also took place in the late twentieth century.

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

Archaeology Notes

NT74NE 11.00 77421 49497

NT74NE 10.00 77206 49660 Caldra Mains

NT74NE 11.01 77171 49307 Walled Garden

NT74NE 11.02 77110 49339 Caldra Garden Cottage

NT74NE 11.03 77250 49646 Quadrant Walls, Railings, Piers, Gate Piers and Gates

NT74NE 11.04 77140 49314 Walled Garden, Bothy

Visible on Ordnance Survey large scale vertical air photograph (OS 70/365/207).

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Visibility: This is an upstanding building.

Information from Scottish Borders Council.

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