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Gilmerton, the Drum, Walled Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9075 / 55°54'26"N

Longitude: -3.1238 / 3°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 329841

OS Northings: 668836

OS Grid: NT298688

Mapcode National: GBR 60M4.H5

Mapcode Global: WH6ST.ZSN3

Entry Name: Gilmerton, the Drum, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 14 July 1966

Last Amended: 15 April 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365485

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28056

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier-mid 19th century. Large garden to W of The Drum, approx 110m x 60m, enclosed on 3 sides by rubble walls with ashlar cope. Currently overgrown (1995). Inscribed panel set in wall above entrance.

Statement of Interest

Tablet over garden gate inscibed "Arms of Hugh 6th Lord Somerville, 1524, brought from Cowthally Castle to Drum in 1694". OS Map shows walled garden divided into 4 compartments with built structures (greenhouses or potting sheds) to NW wall. It is not known whether these survive. Forms part of Category A group with The Drum, East Lodges (in Newton Parish Midlothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Stables, Steading, West Lodge, Drumbank and North Gatepiers all listed separately.

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