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West Nisbet House

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Nisbet House aka West Nisbet

Nisbet House aka West Nisbet CC by Mark Nesbitt

Nisbet House is a 17th-century mansion in the Scottish Borders region. It is located on the north side of the Blackadder Water, south of Duns, in the Merse, a low-lying part of the former county of Berwickshire. The house was constructed in about 1630 by Sir Alexander Nisbet. (Claimed to include the square pele tower that was the former Nisbet Castle. Note. this appears to be an error and there was never a castle at West Nisbet only at East Nisbet)

Owners

  • 1630 Sir Alexander Nisbet was a fervent supporter of Charles I. He he lost his estates, because of debt, forcibly purchased by John Ker.
  • 1652 John Ker house remained with Ker descendants (in the person of Lord Sinclair) until the 1950s,
  • 1950s, sold to Lord Brockett
  • sold mid-1960s to a local farmer
  • later a comprehensive restoration as a private residence.

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This is coming along very nicely, Jean! Well done :)
posted on Nisbet House (merged) by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin