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Bothwell, Blantyre Mill Road, Entrance to Elmwood Mansion, Including Gate Piers, Gates, Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8026 / 55°48'9"N

Longitude: -4.0745 / 4°4'28"W

OS Eastings: 270066

OS Northings: 658540

OS Grid: NS700585

Mapcode National: GBR 3Z.7JWS

Mapcode Global: WH4QP.DD0Z

Entry Name: Bothwell, Blantyre Mill Road, Entrance to Elmwood Mansion, Including Gate Piers, Gates, Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 21 October 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330288

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB88

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bothwell

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Bothwell and Uddingston

Parish: Bothwell

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Earlier-mid 19th century. Gates and gatepiers slightly set back from road, sited adjacent to lodge to SW of main house with low quadrant wall and railings around grounds of Elmwood mansion.

GATEPIERS: 2 sets of polygonal red sandstone ashlar gothic-detailed piers; moulded plinths with string course above; hood moulded arcaded treatment with blind horizontal panels, carved string course beneath cornice and cap above.

GATES: replacement 2-leaf wrought-iron main gates with single replacement pedestrian gates flanking.

BOUNDARY WALLS: sandstone ashlar with stepped ashlar cope. Dwarf quadrant walls to left and right of gates with long sections of decorative cast-iron railings; to left, the and railings adjoin lodge; solid boundary wall continues to right with intermittent ironwork panels.

RAILINGS: later 19th century gothic cast-iron railings. Flower motifs within square and diamond framework, with multi-foil gothic panels; latticework to lower border; evenly disposed trefoil motifs along upper border.

Statement of Interest

The fine quality cast-iron railings were imported especially from the continent (different accounts give either France or Belgium as the country of origin) by Mr Shaw as a compliment to the extensive formal gardens which they surrounded. Their value as decorative items in themselves was shown when the Ministry of Defence was refused permission to dismantle them for munitions during World War II.

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