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The Whim

Introduction

The older woodland planting at The Whim gives a record of forestry development. There are remnants of mid-18th-century avenues running north and west from the house in an area once known as The Wilderness. There is a circular forecourt with flowerbeds around it and the structure of the late-18th-century walled garden can be made out. It contains the remains of three ornamental canals.

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Features & Designations

Designations

  • Historic Environment Scotland An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland

  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Cistern
  • Grade: C(S)
  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Whim Square
  • Grade: A

Features

  • Dovecote
  • Icehouse
  • Pond
  • Description: Whim Pond
Key Information

Type

Country Estate

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Nursing Home

Survival

Extant

Hectares

95

Electoral Ward

West Linton and District

References

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