History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Arniston Policies, Garden Urn

A Category B Listed Building in Borthwick, Midlothian

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8237 / 55°49'25"N

Longitude: -3.0798 / 3°4'47"W

OS Eastings: 332446

OS Northings: 659465

OS Grid: NT324594

Mapcode National: GBR 61Y3.16

Mapcode Global: WH6T7.NWMC

Entry Name: Arniston Policies, Garden Urn

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331239

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB809

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Borthwick

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Borthwick

Traditional County: Midlothian

Find accommodation in
Gorebridge

Description

Probably by James Adam, mid 18th century. Octagonal, carved stone ornamental urn on octagonal pedestal. 2 stepped base; pedestal with carved key frieze; square base to urn; elaborately carved urn ornamented with scrolled panels and domed finial.

Statement of Interest

This urn was designed by James Adam as part of the Wilderness, which lay to the west of Arniston House. It was planted with larch and evergreens trees. Serpentine and symmetrical paths wind through the Wilderness, the centre of the etoile being marked by Adam's urn. It is possible that this is the "vase" mentioned by Mary Cosh (p225).

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.