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Outbuildings And Bee Boles, Walled Garden With Gate-Piers, Cammo House, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Almond, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9556 / 55°57'20"N

Longitude: -3.3253 / 3°19'31"W

OS Eastings: 317348

OS Northings: 674416

OS Grid: NT173744

Mapcode National: GBR 23.XWCP

Mapcode Global: WH6SJ.WKQP

Plus Code: 9C7RXM4F+7V

Entry Name: Outbuildings And Bee Boles, Walled Garden With Gate-Piers, Cammo House, Edinburgh

Listing Name: Cammo Road, Cammo Estate, Walled Garden, Gate Piers, out Buildings & Bee- Boles (Off Cammo Walk)

Listing Date: 17 May 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371069

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30261

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200371069

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: Midlothian

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1780-1792; walled garden to S of Cammo House; 2 ? acres; brick and rubble walls.

E WALL: ashlar gatepiers; iron hinges still evident; rubble wall lined with brick. Lower rubble wall with gatepiers to left.

S WALL: brick wall; rubble interior; small doorway to E leads to small garden with fireplace and flue in re-entrant angle; bee-boles with timber lintels to right of door.

W WALL: brick wall; large doorway with ashlar dressings; timber doors.

N WALL: brick to W; narrow doorway and steps into garden. Rubble wall to E; rubble lean-to towards centre of wall; entrance to garden to left of lean-to.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Cammo House, Bridge, Quadrant Walls, Boundary Walls, Rubble Bridge, Stable Block, Knoll and Water Tower. The walled garden was built by Charles Watson over a ten-year period. It was a large garden covering 2 ? acres. It was divided into two parts, one part was probably a hot house as the remains of a fireplace can be seen. The construction of the wall, although predating Nicol's SCOTCH FORMING GARDNER, is a good example of the instructions set by Nicol: 'where the wall is not composed entirely of brick, it should at least be lined'. Using different material in the construction of a walled garden was quite common as it resulted in different conditions thus determined the types of plants that would be planted.

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