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Spital House, Walled Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Hutton, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7719 / 55°46'18"N

Longitude: -2.129 / 2°7'44"W

OS Eastings: 392003

OS Northings: 653178

OS Grid: NT920531

Mapcode National: GBR F1KP.WS

Mapcode Global: WH9YH.86F1

Entry Name: Spital House, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 15 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395055

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47709

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hutton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Dated 1859. Rectangular-plan walled garden (approximately 2,000m?) to NW of Spital House. Squared coping to tall, tooled rubble sandstone walls with droved sandstone dressings enclosing sides to N, E and W; swept, lower wall to S; red brick inner linings throughout with cream sandstone ashlar dressings. Boarded timber door to E with sandstone panel embossed 'W C L 1859' above. Lean-to potting shed adjoining outer elevation N wall. Modern, rectangular-plan greenhouse within; little remains of formal layout.

Statement of Interest

Set to the NW of and still associated with Spital House, 1999 - see separate list entry. Although there is little evidence of the original formal layout (as shown on the early OS map), the garden remains a good example of its type. The initials 'W C L' are thought to stand for the Rev William Compton Lundie - noted in Rutherfurd's as owner and resident here in 1866.

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