Maps, Plans and Archives
1654 Johannes Blaeu Atlas Novus. Lothian and Linlitquo.
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-55
1775 John Ainslie, Counties of Fife and Kinross, with the Rivers Forth and Tay, 1775
1756 Thomas Winter, 'A Plan of the Estate of Fordel As it is Presently Sett and Possessed, Property of Sir Robert Henderson, Surveyed by Thomas Winter, 1756' : SRO RHP 3800
1796 William Bell and Robert Reid, 'Plan of the Estate of Fordel, the Property of Sir John Henderson, Bt, by William Bell and Robert Reid, 1796' : SRO RHP 3818
1808 William Bell, 'Plan of the Estate of Fordel, the Property of Sir John Henderson, by William Bell, 1808' : SRO RHP 3807
1818 Thomas White, 'A Design for the Improvement of the Grounds of Fordel, the seat of Rear Admiral Sir P C Durham, KCB, by Thomas White, 1818': SRO RHP 3803
Untitled plan for Fordell kitchen garden (?) showing mixture of vegetables and flowers, no date: SRO RHP 3815
Untitled landscape plan, no date, but possibly late 18th/early 19th century: SRO RHP 3808
1854 survey, 1st edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1856
1894 survey, 2nd edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1896
1913 survey, 3rd edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1921
1925 survey, 4th edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1928
1893 survey, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25"), published 1896
1913 survey, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25"), published 1915
Roxburgh Muniments, contract between Lady Marion Fordel and William Rea, 7 June 1565, NRAS/ 1100/1929 landscape card index, West Register House
Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland, National Monuments Record of Scotland: Photographic collection (Fordell)
Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers The Lists of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest
Burke's Landed Gentry (1898)
Country Life, 5 October, 1995, p.9-10
Debrett's Illustrated Peerage (1952)
Groome, F. Ordnance Gazetteer (1882)
Inglis, J. C. and Inglis, F. The Fordell Railway (1946), Dunfermline Central Library, Local History Department
Gifford, J. The Buildings of Scotland: Fife (1992), pp. 225-6
Little, G. A. Gardens of Scotland (1981)
McGibbon, D. and Ross, T. The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland (1892), pp.237-42
Millar, A. H. Fife, Pictorial and Historical, 1895
New Statistical Account, Statistical Account of the Parish of Dalgety, vol.9, (1845)
Tait, A. The Landscape Garden in Scotland 1735-1835 (1980), pp. 171-2, 259
The Gardeners' Chronicle, June 25, 1887, pp. 834–5, 837
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the Counties of Fife, Kinross and Clackmannan (1933), pp.94-8
Triggs, I. Formal Gardens in England and Scotland (1902)
Tree Register of the British Isles, 1983
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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.
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