Portrack House, Garden

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Alternative Names Portrack House Policies
Site Type GARDEN
Canmore ID 132046
Site Number NX98SW 63.01
NGR NX 9389 8307
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish HOLYWOOD
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District NITHSDALE
Former County DUMFRIES-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NX 9389 8307

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Treasured Places - HLF funded

In 1988 Charles Jencks and Maggie Keswick created the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in the grounds of Portrack House. It is divided into five areas, each exploring the structure of the universe using the changing and curving forms of nature. The principal features of the garden are two earthworks: the 'snail mound' and the 'snake mound'.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 21 August 2007
Jencks, C 1996

An image of this site has been nominated as one of Scotland's favourite archive images. For more information about the project visit http://www.treasuredplaces.org.uk

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Archaeological Notes

NX98SW 63.01 centred 9389 8307

See also NX98SW 57.

Aerial photographs have recorded a new garden under construction for Portrack House (RCAHMSAP 1994). The garden is located on what was the site of a medieval earthwork at NX 939 831 (NX98SW 57) to the N of Portrack House.
Information from RCAHMS (JH) 23 July 1998.

1 July 1994
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Project 1994 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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8 August 1994
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Project 1994 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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26 July 1999
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Project 1999 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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28 March 2000
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Project 2000 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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27 June 2000
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22 August 2001
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Project 2001 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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4 August 2003
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Project 2003 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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Books and References

Jencks, C (1996) 'Landscape of waves', Prospect Winter 1996 (No 58)
Page(s): 2-5

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