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Floors Castle, Kennels And Gamekeeper's House

Gamekeepers House (19-20th Century), Kennels (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Floors Castle, Kennels And Gamekeeper's House

Classification Gamekeepers House (19-20th Century), Kennels (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Floors Castle Policies

Canmore ID 77433

Site Number NT73SW 5.03

NGR NT 70593 34907

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Kelso
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

Hunting was an important past-time and social pursuit for the Victorian nobility, and Floors had its own gamekeeper and a pack of hounds.

The gamekeeper's house and kennels are near the Home Farm, hidden from view by the woodland surrounding the Castle. A plan of 1833 shows the gamekeeper's single-storey cottage with four relatively small rooms. On the other hand, the kennels appear as a two storey Neo-Classical range, with supporting wings on either side.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project

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