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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 716497

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT37SE 2.00 37877 73708.

(NT 3788 7370) Preston Grange (NAT) (club house)

OS 1:10000 map (1973)

Prestongrange (now the club house of the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club) is a long baronial house, its entrance front - facing N - virtually all by W H Playfair. The W half of the S front is earlier. The earliest datable part is its late 16th century centre, extended to the E in the 17th century. This house was recast internally about 1750. The first stage of Playfair's work, begun in 1830, consists of a three-storeyed block to the S, with an octagonal entrance tower, and some development to the E end. In 1850 he added a square tower to the E. During internal alterations in 1962, a large painted ceiling dated 1581 was discovered; the greater part of it has now been placed in Merchiston Tower (NT27SW 13).

C McWilliam 1978; G Murray, M R Apted and I Hodkinson 1966

This building has no external appearance of antiquity.

Visited by OS (SFS) 26 August 1975

The house and policies are visible on a vertical air photograph (OS 89/015/28, flown 1989).

Information from RCAHMS

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