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DRYGRANGE, SUMMERHOUSELB18837

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Group Category Details
100000020 - See Notes
Date Added
04/06/1991
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Melrose
NGR
NT 57890 35368
Coordinates
357890, 635368

Description

Circa 1904. Small, square-plan pantile-roofed summerhouse S of terraced garden, incorporating noteworthy early fragments from various sites. Roughly squared pink sandstone rubble interspersed with moulded stone fragments, most likely originated from Melrose Abbey but some possibly of Roman origin, incorporated as decorative features. Double opening with wrough-iron gates, now covered by later timber doors; niche to centre.

INTERIOR: partially oak lined; further late medieval and 17th century fragments (mounted on rear timber-lined wall) including a Gothic niche and a vaulting corbel, and a panel bearing the initials VL.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of a B-Group including 'Drygrange House (Grangehall Care Home, Formerly St Andrew's College) Including Garden Terrace Walls to South'; 'Drygrange, Walled Garden'; ' Drygrange, North Lodge Including Gates, Gatepiers and Quadrant Walls'; 'Drygrange, South Lodge Including Gates, Gatepiers and Quadrant Walls'; 'Drygrange, House to North of Steading'; 'Drygrange, Stables and Steading' and 'Drygrange, Summerhouse'.

The Drygrange summerhouse is unusual in that it incorporates an amalgamation of historic architectural fragments from various periods. It has been suggested that it was constructed largely from pieces of stone taken from remains of the Roman Fort located at nearby Newstead. The Gothic niche and the vaulting corbel inside the summerhouse both probably originate from Melrose Abbey. A polished granite urn has more recently been set in the niche between the doorways on the principal elevation.

List description updated at resurvey (2010).

References

Bibliography

Charles A Strang, Borders and Berwick - An Illustrated Architectural Guide (1994) p173. Kitty Cruft, John Dunbar and Richard Fawcett, The Buildings Of Scotland - Borders (2006) p227.

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