Eccles House

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Alternative Names Eccles Auxiliary Hospital
Site Type BOUNDARY WALL(S), COUNTRY HOUSE, GATE(S), GATE PIER(S), HOSPITAL (FIRST WORLD WAR)
Canmore ID 58540
Site Number NT74SE 28
NGR NT 76378 41142
Council SCOTTISH BORDERS, THE
Parish ECCLES
Former Region BORDERS
Former District BERWICKSHIRE
Former County BERWICKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Accessing Scotland's Past

Built between 1895 and 1898, Eccles House was designed by the architect Thomas Leadbetter. James Lewis Greig commissioned it as a replacement for an earlier Eccles House, which was situated a short distance to the north.

The house is a two-storeyed structure of sandstone and painted harl with a slated roof that has low, overhanging eaves. It is built in the Scottish seventeenth century revival style, and features both Venetian windows and pedimented windows.

Thomas Leadbetter is thought to have been influenced by the famous architect Sir Robert Lorimer in his design for Eccles House. There are a number of Art Nouveau features within the house, including internal doors and leaded glass decorations on fireplaces.


Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project at http://www.accessingscotlandspast.org.uk


Architectural Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

ARCHITECT: Thomas Leadbetter c. 1895/6

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Plans in possession of Mrs Greig, Edinburgh.

Etching and photographs of etching in possession of Mrs Greig, Yetholm.

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Archaeological Notes

NT74SE 28.00 76378 41142

NT74SE 6.00 7634 4129 St Mary's Convent (remains)
NT74SE 28.01 76126 41324 Lodge
NT74SE 28.02 76268 41320 Walled Garden with Greenhouses
NT74SE 28.03 76284 41372 East Lodge
NT74SE 28.04 76456 41258 The Braw Bothy
NT74SE 28.05 76444 41252 Stablegate Cottage and Stables
NT74SE 28.06 76400 41141 Ancillary Structure
NT74SE 28.07 76351 41287 Summer House
NT74SE 28.08 76113 41330 NW Entrance, Quadrant Walls, Piers, Gate Piers, Gates
NT74SE 28.09 76253 41355 Walled Garden, Lean-to Greenhouse
NT74SE 28.10 76240 41341 Walled Garden, Gabled Greenhouse

March 2013 to September 2013
 PROJECT

Notes A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

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Books and References

Anon (1898) Eccles House Acad Architect, vol.1, 577
Page(s): 57

Knight Frank (1996) Eccles House, Eccles, by Kelso, Roxburghshire: [sale particulars] Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.1.33.ECC.S

Knight Frank and Rutley (1989) Eccles House, Eccles, by Kelso, Roxburghshire: {sale particulars}, Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.1.33.ECC.S

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