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Paxton House Estate, Walled Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Hutton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.764 / 55°45'50"N

Longitude: -2.1093 / 2°6'33"W

OS Eastings: 393239

OS Northings: 652299

OS Grid: NT932522

Mapcode National: GBR F1QS.4L

Mapcode Global: WH9YH.KDS3

Entry Name: Paxton House Estate, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 15 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395046

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47700

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hutton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Possibly later 18th century in origin with later alterations. Near square-plan walled garden (approximately 10,000m?) with chamfered corner to SW. Squared coping to tall, predominantly pink rubble sandstone walls; red brick outer elevation to S; droved sandstone quoins (weathered in part); droved long and short surrounds to openings; timber doors. Red brick inner linings in part. No remains of formal layout.

Statement of Interest

Paxton House Estate A Group comprises 'Boundary Walls, Railings & Gatepiers', 'Bridge', 'Dene Cottage', 'The Dower House', 'Entrance comprising South Lodge, East Lodge, Quadrant Walls, Piers & Entrance Screen', 'Garden Cottage', 'Ice House', 'North Lodge & West Lodge', 'Park Walls, Railings & Gatepiers', 'Paxton House', 'Walled Garden' - see separate list entries. Set within the boundaries of the INVENTORY site. A large walled garden to the N of and still associated with Paxton House. The 1857 OS map shows the garden's original formal layout, with 2 intersecting paths forming 4 separate compartments. According to the INVENTORY, the garden probably originates from the 1760s since, as noted by Alan Tait, it is mentioned in a 'Survey of Mensuration of Mason Work' in 1767. In use as a grazing area 1999.

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