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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
Entry Name: Newcastleton, Douglas Square, Pant Well
Listing Date: 7 November 2007
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335494
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4254
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
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.
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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