Maps, Plans and Archives
1654 Johannes Blaeu, Mercia, vulgo vicecomitatus, Bervicensis / auct. Timothei Pont.
1742 William and John Cockburn's survey of the estate of Kimmerghame, Photostat copy, NAS RHP12843
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey, 1747-55.
1763 Plan of the lands of Kimmerghame, the property of Alexander Telfer, Esq., Photostat copy, NAS RHP12844
1773 J. Darling, 'Plan of the Estate of Kimmerghame, the property of A. Swinton Esq, taken in the month of March, 1773' Photographic copy RCAHMS BWD/50/60-3
n.d. (Late 18th century) Plan of Kimmerghame Estate, belonging to Archibald Swinton, Photostat copy NAS RHP12846.
n.d. (Early 19th century) D. Lizars, 'The lands and barony of Kimmerghame' Photostat copy NAS RHP12847
1802 Plan of the roads near Kimmerghame in dispute between Archibald Swinton of Kimmerghame and Mrs. Margaret Carre of Nesbit including some of the great public roads in the neighbourhood into which the disputed roads lead, engraved by Bell and Reid, Photostat copy NAS RHP197
1821 Thomas Grainger, 'Plan of proposed improvements on Kimmerghame Park', Photographic copy RCAHMS BWD/50/85
1821 Richard Stephens, 'Design for the improvement of Kimmerghame, the property of Andrew Bonar Esq', Photographic copy RCAHMS BWD/50/84.
1821 John Thomson, 'Berwick-Shire'
1826 T Sharp, C Greenwood and W Fowler, 'The County of Berwick'
1827 George Laing, Estate plan: Photostat copy, NAS RHP 12873.
1845 Plan of the Estate of Kimmerghame, the property of James Bonar Esq. 1845, Photographic copy RCAHMS BWD/50/88.
1845 Drawing showing plan of lawns with contents: Photographic copy RCAHMS BWD/50/71.
1850 David Bryce, 'Kimmerghame, survey showing the site of new house with the approaches, Photographic copy RCAHMS BWS/50/46
1857 survey Berwickshire, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1862
1898 survey Berwickshire, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1900
1906 survey Berwickshire, 3rd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1909
RCAHMS: National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and Photographic and manuscript collection
ASH Consulting Group 1998, The Borders landscape assessment, Edinburgh: Scottish Natural Heritage.
Campbell Swinton, A C 1908, Concerning Swinton family records and portraits at Kimmerghame Edinburgh: Privately printed
Cruft, K, Dunbar, J and Fawcett R 2006 Borders New Haven and London: Yale University Press
Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers The Lists of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest
Kelsall, H and Kelsall, K (eds) 1990, An album of Scottish families: 1694-96 : being the first instalment of George Home's diary, supplemented by much further research into the Edinburgh and Border families forming his extensive social network, Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press
Kent, R 2004, Historical notes, Kimmerghame: Berwickshire Civic Society leaflet
Land Use Consultants 1987, Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage
The New Statistical Account 1845, Statistical Account of the Parish of Edrom, vol.8, (1834), 266-78
SiteLink: Scottish Natural Heritage, Sites designated for their natural heritage value, www.snh.org.uk/snhi/ [accessed 18 June 2009]
Note of Abbreviations used in references
NLS: National Library of Scotland
NAS: National Archives of Scotland
RCAHMS: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
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