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East Linton, High Street, Prestonkirk House

Poor House (19th Century)

Site Name East Linton, High Street, Prestonkirk House

Classification Poor House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) East Lothian Combination Poorhouse; Prestonkirk Home

Canmore ID 209841

Site Number NT57NE 157

NGR NT 59093 77502

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonkirk
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT57NE 157 59093 77502


East Lothian Poorhouse Combination

Architect: Peddie & Kinnear 1863


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh new

Bin 2, Bag 2 not signed 1863

(Undated) information in NMRS.

NT 591 775 The East Linton poorhouse, built in 1864, is being renovated after a period of disuse, and retirement bungalows are being built in the grounds. A watching brief was undertaken during the ground-breaking operations in September and October 2001. Shallow linear ditches, apparently both perpendicular and parallel to the present street and settlement system, were recorded, as were several pits. These features are of probable medieval or post-medieval date and are located at the suspected northern edge of the medieval village. A few sherds of green-glazed pottery and White Gritty Ware were found.

Report to be lodged with the NMRS (MS/1081/20)

Sponsor: Hart Builders (Edinburgh) Ltd.

I Suddaby 2001.


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