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Peebles, High Street, Chambers Institution

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    DEAN'S HOUSE; QUEENSBERRY LODGING
  • Canmore ID
    51510
  • Site type
    HOUSE, INSTITUTE, MUSEUM
  • Parish
    PEEBLES
  • Council
    PEEBLES-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 25259 40443
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.651747N, 3.189291W
  • Archeological notes
    NT24SE 7 25259 40443. (NT 2526 4044) Dean's House (NR) OS 25" map (1856) The Chambers Institution was formerly in the possession of the Dukes of Queensberry, after whom it came to be known as the Queensberry Lodging; it was also called Dean's House, being thus described on Armstrong's plan of 1775. After being acquired by William Chambers in 1857, the building was completely remodelled for its present use as a library, art gallery and museum; further alterations were made c.1910. The structure now bears few visible traces of antiquity, though the substantial wall thicknesses and part-vaulted basement of the central portion indicate that some old work at least has survived. It is probably of 16th or 17th century origin. RCAHMS 1967, visited 1958 The building is as described. Externally it is not of architectural importance. A window lintel bears the date '1668'. Visited by OS (SFS) 16 September 1974
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PRINT ROOM

  • 51510 (1864)
    Engraving of Library & Reading Room.
  • 51510 (1864)
    Engraving of Quadrangle, Cross & Hall of Chambers Institution.
  • 51510 (1864)
    Engraving of Chambers Institution, formerly Queensberry Lodgings. Front facade.
  • 51510 (6/1836)
    Dean House. Sketch view.
  • 51510 (1836)
    View of High Street Peebles including Chambers Institution. A.Archer, 1836.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 684688 (3/7/1990)
    View from north east
  • 497420 ()
    Horsehope Hoard: Enlargement: Early Christian Stone (PB/441)
  • 684704 (6/1836)
    Sketch view.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 51510 (7/1957)
    View from NW.
  • 51510 (7/1957)
    View from NE.
  • 51510 ()
    Turret detail. Photographic copy of a watercolour by W F Lyon
  • 51510 (7/1957)
    View of courtyard.
  • 51510 ()
    Detail of wall plaque and entrance to courtyard
  • 51510 ()
    View from north west
  • 51510 ()
    View from north east
  • 51510 (1955)
    Courtyard
  • 51510 (1962)
    Horsehope Hoard: Enlargement: Early Christian Stone (PB/441)
  • 51510 (1962)
    Horsehope Hoard: Lead container from Horsehope Craig Manor with & without scale
  • 51510 (1962)
    Horsehope Hoard: Lead container from Horsehope Craig Manor with & without scale
  • 51510 (1962)
    Horsehope Hoard: Burial Urn (with & without scale)
  • 51510 (1962)
    Horsehope Hoard: Sundial dated 1708
  • 51510 (1962)
    View of fragments of sculptured stone slab from Horsehope Hoard, found at Cross Kirk in 1923 and exhibited at Chambers Institution.
  • 51510 ()
    North facade, parapet detail of commemorative plaque
  • 51510 ()
    North facade, parapet detail from north east
  • 51510 ()
    North facade, detail of main turret from north west
  • 51510 ()
    North facade, detail of main turret from north east
  • 51510 (3/7/1990)
    View from NE.
  • 51510 (3/7/1990)
    View from NE.
  • 51510 (1964)
    Horsehope Hoard: Halberd from Lyne Farm
  • 51510 (1967)
    Early Christian Stone
  • 51510 (1964)
    Horsehope late Bronze Age Hoard from Horsehope Craig
  • 51510 (1964)
    Horsehope Hoard: Stone Axe head from Crookston
  • 51510 (1964)
    Horsehope Hoard: Stone Axe head from Cardrona, Crookston, Dreva Farm, Haystoun, Linton, Lamancha
  • 51510 (1962)
    Horsehope Hoard: Early Christian Stone: Coninie
  • 51510 (1836)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing sketch view.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 51510 (1836)
    View of High Street Peebles including Chambers Institution. A.Archer, 1836.
  • 1117112 (6/1836)
    Sketch view.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Peebles-shire, Sheet XIII1856

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Peebles, Sheet 013.061856