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General, Newcastleton

A Category C Listed Building in Hawick and Hermitage, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.1798 / 55°10'47"N

Longitude: -2.8128 / 2°48'46"W

OS Eastings: 348333

OS Northings: 587576

OS Grid: NY483875

Mapcode National: GBR 88SK.T0

Mapcode Global: WH7YS.R2RF

Plus Code: 9C7V55HP+WV

Entry Name: General, Newcastleton

Listing Name: Newcastleton, Douglas Square, Pant Well

Listing Date: 7 November 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335494

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4254

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Castleton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage

Parish: Castleton

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Late 19th century pant well. Shouldered square base supporting octagonal shaft with rounded cornice, domed cap and cast-iron central lantern; rectangular trough abutting SW side. Sandstone ashlar. Boarded door with decorative wrought-iron hinges to SE side; cast iron lion's-head spout to NE side.

Statement of Interest

A picturesque feature occupying a prominent position in Douglas Square at the centre of Newcastleton, and making a positive contribution to the streetscape. It served to provide drinking water for both local residents (through the lion's-head spout) and animals (from the trough on the opposite side). Newcastleton was laid out from 1793 by Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, to his own plan, as a centre for by Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, to his own plan, as a centre for handloom weaving. This well is not shown on Ordnance Survey maps of any period.

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