Maps, Plans and Archives
1741 William Edgar, 'The Shire of Peebles or Tweedale'
1745 Herman Moll 'Tweddale, alias, The Shire of Peebles &c. / by H. Moll'
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey, 1747-55
1759 Photostat copy of the plan of the grounds and commonty of Northshield, belonging to the Earl of Portmore, Alexander Hay of Drummelzier and Thomas Dickson Esq…surveyed in order for a division in the month of October 1759 by Lewis Gordon, NAS RHP14510
1775 Mostyn Armstrong, 'To the…Earl of March and Ruglen…this map of the County of Peebles or Tweedale is inscribed by…Mostyn Jno. Armstrong'
n.d. (early 19th century) Plan of the estate of Portmore in the County of Peebles, NAS RHP23236
1820 John Thomson 'Peebles-Shire'
NAS GD1/1138/11 Particulars of the Residential and Sporting Estate of Portmore in the parish of Eddleston and County of Peebles, 1896
NAS GD293/6/1 Rental Book, Portmore Estate, 1890-97
NAS GD293/6/2 Valuation of the estate of Portmore in the County of Peebles, the property of William Forbes Mackenzie
NAS GD293/6/4 Volume of abstract copy correspondence as to his estate of Portmore of Colin Mackenzie
NAS GD293/6/5 Volume of abstract copy correspondence (1807-1808) as to his estate of Portmore of Colin Mackenzie, with notes of his tax returns on servants, carriage, dogs etc (1808-1821)
NLS MS.20471 Letters, 1807-30, of Colin Mackenzie of Portmore (from archive NLS GB233/MS.20465-20476 'James Skene of Rubislaw')
1856 survey Peeblesshire, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1859
1897-8 survey Peeblesshire, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1908-9
RCAHMS: National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and photographic and manuscript collection
ASH Consulting Group 1998, The Borders landscape assessment, Edinburgh: Scottish Natural Heritage
Cruft, K; Dunbar, J and Fawcett , R 2006, Borders London and New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press
Groome, F 1884, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland London
Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers The Lists of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest.
King, P and Lambert, K 2008, The Essential Independent Guide to the 1200 Best Gardens, Parks and Green Spaces in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands London: Frances Lincoln
Savills 1979, The Portmore Estate: Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Sale Particulars
The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-99, Statistical Account of the Parish of Eddleston, vol.17
The New Statistical Account of Scotland 1845, Statistical Account of the Parish of Eddleston, (1834), vol. III, Edinburgh
PASTMAP: Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers, The Schedule of Monuments, jura.rcahms.gov.uk/PASTMAP/start.jsp [accessed 18 June 2009]
Scotland's Gardens Scheme: Gardens open for charity, www.gardensofscotland.org, [accessed 30 March 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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