Oxspring Lodge

Oxspring Lodge was a mid-sixteenth-century hunting lodge of the Bosville family, which survived intact until the late nineteenth century, few signs of the lodge remain to the present day. 

Using an unpublished description and photographs taken early in the nineteenth century, the lodge can be reconstructed on paper, showing it to have been of unusual hybrid construction using stone external walls along with an internal timber frame; some similar sixteenth-century structures survive in the area.

The building also demonstrates a fusion of 'Highland' and 'Lowland' traditions in carpentry, and in addition provides an interesting example of what are usually thought of as vernacular building techniques in a high-status structure.

For a more detailed history of the lodge see this document written by P. F. Ryder.