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FLOORS CASTLE Floors Castle Robert Darling Esqre Broomlands.
William Smith Esqre Writer
Mr Thomas Lindores Kelso.
009.04 This stately mansion, the residence of the Duke of Roxburgh, is situated about a mile from Kelso on the northern bank of the River Tweed. It was erected by the Eminent Architect Sir John Vanburgh in 1718, and improvements and decorations added of late by Mr Playfair Edinburgh. Adjoining towards the West is a handsome conservatory with an excellent collection of rare and valuable plants, and an extension garden supplied with hothouses on a grand Scale is in course of erection. The building is enclosed by a fine plantation extending for a considerable distance East and Westwards, on a rising ground, and with such magnificent oak and beech trees as are but seldom seen.
The beauty of the Scene towards the South which expands itself uninterrupted can hardly be surpassed. The beautiful Terrace in front, descending gradually into a park extending for nearly 2 miles along the Tweed and here and there scattered with Sycamore, line and Oak trees, the buildings of the town with its ruined Abbey, the broad river with its bridge and wooded banKs, the venerable
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Parish of Kelso -- Sheet 9 No 4 -- Trace 4
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