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Mordington House, Walled Garden

A Category C Listed Building in East Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7985 / 55°47'54"N

Longitude: -2.0773 / 2°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 395252

OS Northings: 656132

OS Grid: NT952561

Mapcode National: GBR F1YD.27

Mapcode Global: WH9YB.2J25

Entry Name: Mordington House, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 24 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393900

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46567

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mordington

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Mordington

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Probably early 19th century with later additions and alterations. Originally rectangular-plan walled garden (approximately 3,200m?) with rubble walls and curved corners; later extended to S, forming near L-plan (approximately 6,400m?). Tall, rubble-coped walls enclosing garden to N and E; arched coping to wall enclosing site to W (swept to S); low walls partially enclosing extended site to S and SW. U-plan seating (?) alcove to S. Boarded timber doors accessing garden to N and W; timber gates to E. Modern tennis court inserted to NW. Modern pond formed to S. Some remains of formal layout. Single storey, mono-pitched, rubble-built potting shed adjoining outer elevation W wall.

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises 'Mordington House, Boundary Walls, Quadrant Walls and Gatepiers', 'Mordington House, Gate Lodge' and Mordington House, Walled Garden' - see separate list entries. A large walled garden set to the NE of and still associated with Mordington House (itself rebuilt in 1974). The 1st OS map shows the garden as having been rectangular in plan, with a central path running N-S and what is now the main E-W path the then S boundary. The insertion of a tennis court and formation of a pond are additions dating to after 1985.

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