Maps, Plans and Archives
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1654 Johannes Blaeu, Mercia, vulgo vicecomitatus, Bervicensis/ auct. Timothei Pont. Merse or Shirrefdome of Berwick
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1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey
1771 Andrew Armstrong and Mostyn Armstrong, 'Map of the County of Berwick'
1797 John Blackadder, 'Berwickshire'
1821 John Thomson, 'Berwick-Shire'
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NAS RHP22530 Particulars of sale and plan of the estate of Mertoun, the property of the trust estate of Rt. Hon. Lord Polwarth, (1912)
RCAHMS: National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and photographic and manuscript collections
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Note of Abbreviations used in references
NAS: National Archives of Scotland
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.
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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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