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Philiphaugh,linear earthwork

A Scheduled Monument in Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5408 / 55°32'26"N

Longitude: -2.8891 / 2°53'20"W

OS Eastings: 343990

OS Northings: 627815

OS Grid: NT439278

Mapcode National: GBR 848C.9L

Mapcode Global: WH7WT.LZGQ

Entry Name: Philiphaugh,linear earthwork

Scheduled Date: 27 March 1962

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2213

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: linear earthwork

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire


James Gillespie Graham, designed 1822. 4-storey and basement symmetrical classical palace block with 3-part in-canted frontage, comprising advanced 9-bay central pavilion, flanked by pair of 3-bay houses, flanked in turn by splayed pair of 4-bay terminal pavilions, sited on falling ground. Polished ashlar sandstone; V-jointed rustication at principal floor. Base course; band course between basement and principal floor; corniced frieze at impost level at central and terminal pavilions; cill course at 1st floor; cornice at 2nd floor; cornice and blocking course at 3rd floor. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION, CENTRAL PAVILION: advanced 9-bay central pavilion, with central 3 bays and outer bays advanced again. Central 3 bays and outer bays flanked by engaged Doric columns at 1st and 2nd floors; central 3 bays surmounted by blank pediment. 4-panel timber door with plate glass semicircular fanlight in bay to left of centre, 4-panel timber doors in bays to outer left and right with decorative semicircular fanlight at No 46, plate glass semicircular fanlight at No 48. Windows in round-arched recesses in bay at centre and right of centre; regular fenestration to remaining bays at principal floor and to floors above, with blank bay centred at 3rd floor. Flagged basement area.

NW ELEVATION, LINKING BLOCKS: pair of 3-bay house (Nos 45 and 49), comprising 4-panel timber doors, 2-leaf at No 45, with plate glass rectangular fanlights, in bays flanking central pavilion at principal floor; windows in remaining bays at principal floor; regular fenestration to floors above. Flagged basement area.

NW ELEVATION, TERMINAL PAVILIONS: pair of 4-bay terminal pavilions with Doric pilasters flanking bays at 1st and 2nd floors, panelled pilasters flanking bays at 3rd floors. 4-panel timber doors with radial semicircular fanlights, in bays to right of centre at principal floor. Windows in round-arched recesses in remaining bays at principal floor; regular fenestration to floors above. Flagged basement area.

FORRES STREET RETURN TO W TERMINAL PAVILION: 5-bay, becoming 11 Forres Street (see separate listing).

DARNAWAY STREET RETURN TO E TERMINAL PAVILION: 5-bay, becoming 12 Darnaway Street (see separate listing).

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Grey slate M-roofs. Pair of lead-roofed rectangular dormers at No 45. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Anthemion and palmette window guards in bays at 1st floor except at Nos 44 and 50. No 50 with decorative iron window guards in bays at 1st floor. Variety of ridge and wallhead stacks; cornice with circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1998.

RAILINGS AND LAMPS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lis finials. Cast-iron railing-mounted lamps with glass globes.


6 AND 7 WEMYSS PLACE MEWS: 19th century. Pair of 2-storey, 2-bay mews buildings, stepped down to right. Coursed rubble, with polished ashlar dressings.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern folding garage doors in bays at ground floor, with stone lintels. Irregular arrangement of modern windows in bays at 1st floor.

Variety of casement windows. Grey slate roofs; pair of modern raised skylights at No 6. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Tall brick stacks to rear of No 6, coped, with circular cans. Coped skews.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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