NT2539 : Flats for sale at Kingsmeadows House

taken 6 years ago, near to Peebles, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Flats for sale at Kingsmeadows House
Flats for sale at Kingsmeadows House
The 1795 house is being converted to twelve flats and was open for viewing.
Kingsmeadows House

A B-listed mansion in Peebles, on the south bank of the River Tweed, built for 600 in 1795 for Sir John Hay, an Edinburgh banker. He had 15 children and additions were made in 1811, and further additions in1855. It was used as an emergency maternity hospital in WWII and bought by Standard Life in 1952 for use as an emergency office in the event of nuclear attack and as an archive store. In 1996 major repairs were carried out and conversion to flats and conference facilities, with further refurbishment in 2000.

In 2014 it was on the market for 2.5m but with no takers it was sold at auction to Granton Homes. The Peebles Community Trust had hoped to buy the estate and create a community hub. It is now being converted into 12 apartments, with 7 ha of grounds, along the River Tweed. LinkExternal link and there is a planning application to build nine new flats in an apartment block to the east of the existing house. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Construction, Development 
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Place (from Tags)
Scottish Borders  Peebles 
Primary Subject of Photo
Woodland  House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2596 3992 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:38.8294N 3:10.6807W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2590 3992
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Mansion House  Kingsmeadows 

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