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Swinton Cross

A Category B Listed Building in Swinton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7198 / 55°43'11"N

Longitude: -2.264 / 2°15'50"W

OS Eastings: 383511

OS Northings: 647409

OS Grid: NT835474

Mapcode National: GBR D2M9.MF

Mapcode Global: WH9YM.6H4G

Entry Name: Swinton Cross

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353404

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19116

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Swinton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Swinton

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Dated 1769. Weathered sandstone classical column at centre of village green. 3-stage, stepped circular-plan base beneath square-plan pedestal with splayed base and moulded cap; circular-plan shaft with entasis above, moulded base and capital; surmounting square plan finial with carving representing boar beneath tree to NW; sundials on remaining 3 sides; metal gnomons.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled Ancient Monument No 4268. A prominent landmark centred on the village green - itself developed in the later 18th century, following the replacement of "...a few miserable huts" with "...one spacious square, with a green in the middle" (STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, 1793). Swinton is thought to have derived its name from a time when wild boars once roamed free - thus, 'Swinetoune' and, as can be seen here, the adoption of the boar as a village symbol. This symbol is also incorporated into the Swinton family coat of arms and can be seen at the nearby church (see separate list entry, Swinton Church).

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