|Built 18th century|
The house and estate
Carolside is a late-18th-century country house, Category B listed, set in a former deer park. It was based on a design for Chesterfield House in Mayfair, London by the architect Isaac Ware. The drawing room contains a fireplace designed by Pietro Bossi, taken from Baronscourt, in Tyrone, around 1948.
The gardens include a national collection of pre-1900 Gallica roses, and are open to the public in July each year.
Also on the estate is Park Bridge, a balustraded arch bridge linking the policies of Carolside House and those of Leadervale on the other side of the Leader. The bridge dates to the late 18th century, and has been compared with other bridges designed by Alexander Stevens and William Elliot.
- Carolside: Listed Building Report (Historic Scotland)
- CANMORE (RCAHMS) record of Carolside
- "Carolside". Scotland's Gardens Scheme. http://www.scotlandsgardens.org/garden.aspx?id=d032ed39-c0a1-4cb2-8afe-9fe900a1ed45. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- CANMORE (RCAHMS) record of Park Bridge
- Carolside Bridge: Listed Building Report (Historic Scotland)
- Forman, S (1955). "Carolside House". Scottish Field 103 (630): 38–39.
- Indexes to the Services of Heirs in Scotland, Edinburgh 1863, gives a time of death for James Lauder of Carolside, Berwickshire, and Whitslaid, Selkirkshire, as January 1799