Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Aerial view from S.

SC 684266

Description Aerial view from S.

Date 1978

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 684266

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of RX 3295

Scope and Content Aerial view of Floors Castle, Scottish Borders This shows the main block in the centre with the west block on the left and the east block on the right. The driveways lead to a wide open forecourt which gives access to the three blocks. On the far left is a swimming pool with a greenhouse by William Playfair behind. Alterations made by William Playfair include the addition of pepperpot turrets at the corners of all the towers and the crenellated parapet encircling the whole castle. William Playfair retained the original usage of the blocks during his alterations. The main block contained family bedrooms, and reception rooms used by the family to entertain guests. The west block contained servant rooms and the main service rooms including a kitchen and a laundry. The east block contained stables where the horses and carriages used by the family were kept, and bedrooms for the groom and stable hands. Floors Castle was built in 1718 for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe and was probably designed by John Vanburgh (1664-1726) with alterations by William Adam (1689-1748). The 6th Duke of Roxburghe commissioned William Playfair (1790-1857) to alter and extend the castle between 1838 and 1849. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © Crown Copyright: HES

Licence Type: Full

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions