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Edinburgh, Loaning Road, Craigentinny House. General view from East.

ED 3975

Description Edinburgh, Loaning Road, Craigentinny House. General view from East.

Date 1950

Catalogue Number ED 3975

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 572485

Scope and Content Craigentinny House, Loaning Road, Restalrig, Edinburgh, from the west Craigentinny House, a 16th-century baronial mansion, was built for the northisbets of Dean and Craigentinny. It was enlarged in the 17th century, and skilfully altered by the architect, David Rhind, in 1849. The house is now a Community Centre. This picturesque house, originally a plain rectangular block with small turrets at each corner, is rubble-built. The west gable has two pepperpot turrets, embellished in 1849 by David Rhind, an architect with a passion for turrets. The house was described as 'once a simple oblong-shaped mansion, about four storeys in height, with crowstepped gables, and circular turrets'. During the 19th century it 'was made much more ornate' with 'a striking aspect like a Scots-French chateau'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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