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Loanhead, Mayshade House, Sundials

Sundial(S)

Site Name Loanhead, Mayshade House, Sundials

Classification Sundial(S)

Alternative Name(s) Ashgrove House

Canmore ID 300348

Site Number NT26NE 184.02

NGR NT 27870 66401

NGR Description Centred NT 27870 66401

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Lasswade
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

NT26NE 184.02 Centred NT 27870 66401

Four sundials have been recorded at Ashgrove House, formerly Mayshade House:

1. Horizontal sundial on carved round plinth, c. 1755, listed, NT26NE 184.01 (MS 5741/9/20).

2. Horizontal sundial on square plinth, no date (MS 5741/9/21).

3. Cube with horizontal on top, date given as 1703 (MS 5741/5/12) .

4. Cube with 'cherubs' heads', 1736 (MS 5741/5/13).

The listed one, thought to be contemporary with the house, has been sited separately, NT26NE 184.01.

(Anne Cassells, 10 September 2009, updated 04 March 2010).

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