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Floors Castle, Gateway And Lodges

Gate(S) (Period Unassigned), Gate Lodge(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Floors Castle, Gateway And Lodges

Classification Gate(S) (Period Unassigned), Gate Lodge(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Floors Castle Policies; Entrance Gates

Canmore ID 77435

Site Number NT73SW 5.05

NGR NT 72199 34419

NGR Description NT 72199 34419 and NT 72216 34444

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

Framed by a two-storey lodge-house on either side, the main gates are a fine example of decorative wrought iron work standing between a pair of tall square pillars topped by urns. Above the gates are the arms of the Dukes of Roxburghe, manufactured in wrought iron, which was subsequently painted and gilded. Iron railings join the pillars to the lodges, and each is provided with a single pedestrian gate, decorated in similar fashion to the main gates.

The gates were given by the 8th Duchess of Roxburghe to her husband to commemorate their silver wedding anniversary in 1928, and were designed by the architect Reginald Fairlie.

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

Archaeology Notes

NT73SW 5.05 72199 34419 and 72216 34444

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: Reginald Fairlie.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

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Sbc Note

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council

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