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Grid reference: NT562399
Location: 55°39’3"N, 2°41’46"W
Built 18th century
Country house

Carolside is an estate by the Leader Water, in Berwickshire and the grand house presiding over it. It is to be found a mile north of Earlston.

The house and estate

Carolside is a late-18th-century country house, Category B listed,[1] set in a former deer park. It was based on a design for Chesterfield House in Mayfair, London by the architect Isaac Ware.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] The bridge dates to the late 18th century, and has been compared with other bridges designed by Alexander Stevens and William Elliot.[5]

Outside links


  • 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