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Callendar Park, Policy Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Falkirk, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9879 / 55°59'16"N

Longitude: -3.7789 / 3°46'44"W

OS Eastings: 289119

OS Northings: 678645

OS Grid: NS891786

Mapcode National: GBR 1K.VP0Z

Mapcode Global: WH5QZ.XRPG

Entry Name: Callendar Park, Policy Walls

Listing Date: 13 June 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399539

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50896

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Town: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Falkirk South

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

Probably predominantly early to earlier 19th century incorporating earlier fabric (see Notes). Long high stretch of policy walls forming southern boundary to Callendar Wood and formerly denoting boundary of Callendar House policies. Mostly sandstone rubble with flat coping, some large boulders and brick infill. Of variable state of repair.

Statement of Interest

A-Group comprises 'Callendar House' (HB 31236), and the associated 'Glenbrae Lodge and Gates' (HB 31235), 'Callendar House, Small Bridge on South Axis of House' (HB 31237), 'Callendar House Sundial' (HB 31238), 'Stable Court, Including Cobbled Yard' (HB 31239), 'Stable Block Including Dovecot, Cobbled Yard, Implement Shed, Boundary Walls and Gates' (HB 46544), 'Factor's House' (HB 46545), 'Dry Bridge' (HB 31240), 'Mausoleum' (HB 31241), 'Atrium House (Former Gardener's Cottage), Including Gatepiers' (HB 50224), 'Kennels' (HB 50894) and 'Wellhead' (HB 50897), see separate entries.

The policy walls to Callendar House are an integral part of Callendar Park and form a distinctive long stretch of wall which denotes the boundary of the Callendar Park policies. The wall is difficult to date accurately and it is likely that it has been repaired and augmented over the years. Callendar House itself has late 14th century origins and what is now Callendar Wood is likely to have been a hunting park. Pont's map of 1583-96 shows a large wooded area surrounding Callendar House. Grasson's map of 1817 shows the boundary of the policy walls as they appear today.

The walls runs approximately from NS 88521 79072 to NS 88583 78790 to NS 89119 78645 to NS 89648 78640 to

NS 89883 78663 to NS 90389 78713 to NS 90730 78845.

Owned by Forestry Commission Scotland.

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