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Newbattle Abbey Policies, Fernery

A Category B Listed Building in Newbattle, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8847 / 55°53'4"N

Longitude: -3.0696 / 3°4'10"W

OS Eastings: 333188

OS Northings: 666244

OS Grid: NT331662

Mapcode National: GBR 700D.7B

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.TCG2

Entry Name: Newbattle Abbey Policies, Fernery

Listing Date: 18 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353582

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19257

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newbattle

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Newbattle

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier-mid 18th century classical garden building, possibly originally an orangery/camellia house, converted to fernery, 19th century. Set into steep embankment. Sandstone rubble; ashlar basecourse; raised ashlar surrounds; ashlar cornice, entablature and blocking course. Tall rectangular roofless 7-bay structure; arcade of 7 arched window openings remain; rendered inside; rustic stonework to arched opening in SW; brick buttress and remains of structure to NE. Long brick wall set back to left; door to far left leads to chamber in embankment, possibly a heating chamber with vaulted brick ceiling and sandstone rubble walls inside.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Newbattle Abbey, Newbattle Abbey Policies Grotto and Ice House, Lothian Burial Ground, Maiden Bridge, Monkland Wall, North and South Sundials, Port Lodge, Newbattle Road and Abbey Road Wall and Gatepiers, Lamb's Nursery, Archbishop Leighton's House, 1-5 Riverside Cottages, Old Bridge, Newmills Road, Dalkeith Lodge in Dalkeith Burgh and The King's Gate in Cockpen Parish. The 1907 OS Map shows glazing at both the fernery and along the brick embankment wall indicating a former glass roof to the fernery and former greenhouse structures to the attached wall; however no glazing now remains and the structures stand in an overgrown area, covered in vegetation.

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