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NEWBATTLE ABBEY POLICIES, FERNERYLB19257

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
18/03/1993
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Newbattle
NGR
NT 33188 66244
Coordinates
333188, 666244

Description

Earlier-mid 18th century classical garden building, possibly originally an orangery/camellia house, converted to fernery, 19th century. Set into steep embankment. Sandstone rubble; ashlar basecourse; raised ashlar surrounds; ashlar cornice, entablature and blocking course. Tall rectangular roofless 7-bay structure; arcade of 7 arched window openings remain; rendered inside; rustic stonework to arched opening in SW; brick buttress and remains of structure to NE. Long brick wall set back to left; door to far left leads to chamber in embankment, possibly a heating chamber with vaulted brick ceiling and sandstone rubble walls inside.

Statement of Special Interest

A-Group with Newbattle Abbey, Newbattle Abbey Policies Grotto and Ice House, Lothian Burial Ground, Maiden Bridge, Monkland Wall, North and South Sundials, Port Lodge, Newbattle Road and Abbey Road Wall and Gatepiers, Lamb's Nursery, Archbishop Leighton's House, 1-5 Riverside Cottages, Old Bridge, Newmills Road, Dalkeith Lodge in Dalkeith Burgh and The King's Gate in Cockpen Parish. The 1907 OS Map shows glazing at both the fernery and along the brick embankment wall indicating a former glass roof to the fernery and former greenhouse structures to the attached wall; however no glazing now remains and the structures stand in an overgrown area, covered in vegetation.

References

Bibliography

1st Edition OS Map, 1854; 2nd Edition OS Map, 1907; C McWilliam, LOTHIAN, 1978, p350; Historic Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, AN INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND, (Draft).

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