Maps, Plans and Archives
1654 Johannes Blaeu 'Tvedia cum vicecomitatu Etterico Forestae etiam Selkirkae dictus, [vulgo], Twee-dail with the Sherifdome of Etterik- Forest called also Selkirk / auct. Timotheo Pont'
1688 John Adair 'The Sherifdome of Etrik Forest'
1773 John Ainslie 'Map of Selkirkshire or Ettrick Forest'
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey
1824 John Thomson 'Selkirk-Shire'
1842 Site plan of new pond at Bowhill, also showing location of garden and greenhouses, NAS RHP93560
1843 William Crawford and William Brooke 'Map embracing extensive portions of the Counties of Roxburgh, Berwick, Selkirk & Midlothian and Part of Northumberland. Minutely and accurately surveyed by… Crawford and Brooke'
1851 Thomas Mitchell 'Map of the County of Selkirk and District of Melrose'
n.d. (19th century) Plan of west garden at Bowhill, NAS RHP9715/18
n.d. (19th century) Plan of Bowhill gardens, NAS RHP9625
1856-9 survey Selkirkshire, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and 1:10560 (6”), published 1863
1897 survey Selkirkshire, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and OS 1:10560 (6”), published 1900
NAS GD 224/522/1/5 Estimate of expenditure on plantations (1772)
NAS GD 224/627/8 Lists of tree plants, prices, estimates, etc, and letters by James McDonald, gardener to the Duke of Buccleuch, regarding tree planting at Dalkeith and Bowhill (1814-1818)
NAS GD 224/503/7 Report on estate management at Bowhill by T. Binnie (1833) and monthly returns of work and wages
NAS GD 224/1105 Bowhill estate cash book, charge and discharge
Gilpin, W. S. 1832, Memoranda with respect to the layout of the grounds, Copy of manuscript held by RCAHMS
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
Gilbert, J M 1979, Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland, Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers
Gow, I 1984, unpublished typescript, 'Bowhill in the Nineteenth Century'
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
RCAHMS 1957, An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Selkirkshire, Edinburgh: HMSO
Tait, A.A 1981, The Landscape Garden in Scotland 1735-1835, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Piebenga, S 2004, 'William Sawrey Gilpin (1762-1843): Picturesque Improver' Garden History 22, 2, 175-96
Rodger, D, Stokes, J and Ogilvie, J, Heritage Trees of Scotland The Tree Council
History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club 1915, 'Report of Meetings for 1913: Bowhill, Newark and Hangingshaw' 22, 81-9
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]
Trails, www.bowhill.org [accessed 1 May 2009]
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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