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Garden Urn, Garden, Arniston House

A Category B Listed Building in Borthwick, Midlothian

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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

Plus Code: 9C7RRWFC+F3

Entry Name: Garden Urn, Garden, Arniston House

Listing 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

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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).

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