Paxton House

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Paxton House, a mansion in Hutton parish, Berwickshire, near the left bank of the Tweed, 4½ furlongs below the Union Bridge, and 5 miles W by S of Berwick. Built in the latter half of last century, after designs by the celebrated Adam, it is an imposing dark freestone edifice, with handsome massive front, a very fine picture gallery, and a large and beautiful park. Its owner, David Milne-Home, Esq. of Wedderburn (b. 1837), Conservative M.P. for Berwick since 1874, holds 9149 acres in the shire, valued at £15,396 per annum. George Home, his great-great-great uncle, was a member of the Mirror Club, and at Paxton was visited by Henry Mackenzie ('The Man of Feeling'), Lord Craig, and other leading literati. Paxton village, ¾ mile to the N, has an inn, two schools, and a post office under Berwick. See Milne-Graden.—Ord. Sur., sh. 26, 1864.

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