Maps, Plans and Archives
1654 Johannes Blaeu, Mercia, vulgo vicecomitatus, Bervicensis / auct. Timothei Pont. Merce or Shirrefdome of Berwick.
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-55
1776 George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 'Survey and maps of the roads of North Britain or Scotland, 1776'
1797 John Blackadder, 'Berwickshire'
1826 Sharp, T, C Greenwood and W Fowler,'The County of Berwick'
1851 John Blackadder, 'Plan of estates of Lees and The Hirsel', NAS RHP141754
1855-7 survey Berwickshire, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1862
1896-8 survey Berwickshire, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1909
RCAHMS: National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and photographic and manuscript collections
Adamson, P and Lamont Brown, R 1981, The Victorian and Edwardian Borderland from Rare Photographs, St Andrews: Alvie Publications
Birch, H 2009, Private correspondence with David Fraser, Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers, The Lists of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest
Land Use Consultants 1987, Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage
Martine, R 1985 'Private View', Scottish Field, 18-19 (1985)
Maxwell, H 1908, Scottish gardens. Being a representative selection of different types, old and new, London
McIntosh, C 1855, The Book of the Garden, Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons
Tomlinson, D 1979, 'Wildlife of a Border Estate', Country Life, Aug 9, 378-9
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]
The Hirsel Sycamore,
www.bordersforesttrust.org/fx.default/scheme/heritagetrees-hirselsycamore.aspx [accessed 31 October 2008]
The Hirsel Tulip Tree, www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-6UFDJ8 [accessed 31 October 2008]
Note of Abbreviations used in references
NAS: National Archives of Scotland
NLS: National Library 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 the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.
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.
We add sites of national importance to the inventory using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.
The information in the inventory record gives an indication of the national importance of the site(s). It is not a definitive account or a complete description of the site(s). The format of records has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.
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