Maps, Plans and Archives
1821 John Smith, sketch survey plan of Abbotsford (in 1817-24 Plans and Accounts, Advocates Library)
1817-1824 Plans and accounts connected with the building and furnishing of Abbotsford, bound volume, Advocates Library
1817-1824 Abbotsford, sketches and sundries, volume of drawings (plans, elevations etc); Advocates Library
1838 David Wilson, 'Plan of the Estate of Abbotsford, belonging to Sir Walter Scott, Bart., surveyed by David Wilson'
1856-9 survey Selkirkshire, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1863
1897 survey Selkirkshire, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1900
Scott, Sir Walter 1819-31, Sylva Abbotsfordiensis, Memoranda Concerning the woods and plantations at ABBOT'S FORD Manuscript in The Advocates Library, Edinburgh, seen as a transcript by Jerry Carruthers and Alison Lumsden, by kind permission of The Keeper of the Library, Faculty of Advocates
RCAHMS: National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and photographic and manuscript collections
ASH Consulting Group 1998, The Borders landscape assessment, Edinburgh: Scottish Natural Heritage.
Black, A & C 1912, Beautiful Britain: Abbotsford (illustrated by William Smith), London: Adam and Charles Black
Black , A & C 1875, Black's Picturesque Tourist of Scotland 20th ed., Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black
Brown, I G (ed) 2003, Abbotsford and Sir Walter Scott, The Image and the Influence, Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries
Cruft, K; Dunbar, J and Fawcett, R 2006, Borders, London and New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press
Duncan, I 2007, Scott's shadow: the novel in Romantic Edinburgh, Princeton: Princeton University Press
Gardener's Chronicle 1884, 'Abbotsford' 8 November, 583-4
Gardener's Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette 1863, 'Garden Memoranda, Abbotsford' 21 November, 1111-2
Green, S G 1886, Scottish Pictures, London: Religious Tract Society
Groome, F 1884, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, Thomas C Jack: London
Land Use Consultants A Study of Gardens and Designed Landscape in Scotland
Countryside Commission in Scotland & Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate, Scottish Development Department: Edinburgh (1982)
Land Use Consultants 1987, Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage
Lockhart, J G 1878, Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott 1878 edition, (first published 1837-8), London: Adam and Charles Black
Keay, J and Keay, J 1994, Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland, London: Harper Collins
Maxwell-Scott, The Hon. M M 1893, Abbotsford, the personal relics and antiquarian treasurers of Sir Walter Scott (illustrated by William Gibb), London: Adam and Charles Black
McGowan, P 2004, Abbotsford Unpublished draft revised entry for the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscape
Richardson, R 1892, The Land of Scott, Melrose, Abbotsford Dryburgh, &c Edinburgh: British Association for the Advancement of Science, Handbook to the Excursion, 6th August 1892
Scott, Sir W, Provincial Antiquities of Scotland Essays reprinted in Miscellaneous Prose Works, v.7, 1834 (ed.), and v.1, 1841 (ed.)
Scott, Sir W 1827, 'On Planting Waste Lands: A review of The Forester's Guide and Profitable Planter by Robert Monteath, 2nd ed. Edinburgh, 1824, 8vol.', Quarterly Review, 72, 558-600
Scott, Sir W 1828, 'On Landscape Gardening: A review of The Planter's Guide: or, a Practical Essay on the best Method of giving immediate effect to Wood, by the removal of large Trees and Underwood; being an attempt to place the Art on fixed principles, and to apply it to general purposes, useful and ornamental, by Sir Henry Steuart, Bart., Edinburgh', Quarterly Review 73, 303-44 (1828)
Scottish Gardener and Northern Forester 1912, 'Abbotsford' 7, 365, 669-670
Shepherd, T H 1831, Modern Athens! Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century Edinburgh: Jones & Co
Strang, C A 1991, Borders and Berwick, an illustrated architectural guide, Edinburgh: The Rutland Press: Edinburgh
Tait, A A 1980, The Landscape Garden in Scotland, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
PASTMAP: Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers, The Schedule of Monuments, jura.rcahms.gov.uk/PASTMAP/start.jsp [accessed 18 June 2009]
SiteLink: Scottish Natural Heritage, Sites designated for their natural heritage value, www.snh.org.uk/snhi/ [accessed 18 June 2009]
Scottish Ornithologists' Club, 'Birdwatching in the Scottish Borders', www.the-soc.org.uk [accessed 1 March 2009]
Note of Abbreviations used in references
RCAHMS: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
About the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.
We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.
The inventory is a list of Scotland's most important gardens and designed landscapes. We maintain the inventory under the terms of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
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