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Malleny House, Gate-piers

Gate (Period Unassigned), Gate Pier(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Malleny House, Gate-piers

Classification Gate (Period Unassigned), Gate Pier(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 257040

Site Number NT16NE 21.05

NGR NT 16466 66673

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Currie
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (7 October 2001)

Entrance gate to Malleny Garden, composed of an openwork metal eagle with outstretched wings.

To either side of the gate, by steps to the garden behind, is heraldic metalwork: on one side is a thistle and inscription; on the other a garter and inscription.

Malleny House and garden were purchased by Commander and Mrs Gore-Brown Henderson in 1960.

Inspected By : Joan M. Kennedy

Inscriptions : On plaque on back of gate: This gate is in memory of / Commander / Robert Rollo Gore-Brown Henderson R.N. / who with his wife / made the garden what it is now / Malleny House and Garden / were given to the trust / by Mrs Gore-Brown Henderson / in 1968 / The gate which incorporates the Gore-Brown crest a spread eagle / was designed by W. Schomberg Scott / THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND / 1972

Above thistle on side railing (incised letters): NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT

Around garter on side railing (incised letters): HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

Signatures : None

Year of unveiling : 1972

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0424)

Field Visit (7 October 2001)

Openwork metal coat of arms of the Roseberys, forming part of a lychgate; composed of a shield held by two large lions rampant. The shield is decorated with a lion rampant with a double tail in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, and three primroses in the 1st and 4th quarters.

The fifth Earl of Rosebery bought Malleny House and garden from Sir Francis Scott, in 1882.

Inspected By : Joan M. Kennedy

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0425)

Reference (February 2013 - February 2013)

The gatepiers are built of ashlar with pyramidal caps, the gates are cast iron and decorative.

Information from NTS


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