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Walled Garden, Press Castle

A Category C Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.881 / 55°52'51"N

Longitude: -2.208 / 2°12'28"W

OS Eastings: 387082

OS Northings: 665341

OS Grid: NT870653

Mapcode National: GBR F00F.RN

Mapcode Global: WH9XW.1FTV

Plus Code: 9C7VVQJR+CQ

Entry Name: Walled Garden, Press Castle

Listing Name: Press Castle, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 26 January 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393973

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46644

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. Near rectangular-plan walled garden (approximately 2,000m?) to S of Press Castle. Heavily-pointed, tall rubble sandstone walls (missing/broken in part); red sandstone dressings; some red brick surrounds to openings. Tooled sandstone quoins to engaged, rectangular piers to NE and NW corners (sandstone urn surmounting NW pier with pointed-arched traceried fragment surmounting wall to side). Sundial set within comprising octagonal-plan, panelled shaft beneath square block; weathered inscriptions; metal gnomons missing.

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises 'Press Castle', 'Press Castle, Dovecot', 'Press Castle, Gate Lodge' and 'Press Castle, Walled Garden' - see separate list entries. Although little remains of its original formal layout (as shown on the 1st OS map), this large walled garden remains a significant part of the Press Castle estate. A sketch published in Thomson's book shows lean-to greenhouses originally adjoined the inner elevation of the N wall.

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