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Farmhouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mannerston

Classification Farmhouse (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 49198

Site Number NT07NW 29

NGR NT 04694 78941

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Abercron (Falkirk)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

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Mannerston, from 16th century

The external appearance of an Improvement farm with baronial flavouring. Do not be deceived. Mannerston was a place of substance, at least by the early 16th century when Sir James Hamilton of Finnart was its owner, whose remains were probably rescued and translated into what looks like a farmhouse, with a pilastered doorway. Fine 17th-century plaster ceiling by the same craftsman who worked at The Binns.

Taken from "West Lothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Stuart Eydmann, Richard Jaques and Charles McKean, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NT07NW 29 0469 7894.

(NT 0465 7891) Mannerston farm-house is a much altered late 17th century house, originally L-shaped on plan and two storeys and a garret in height. The masonry is rubble. The window margins are back-set. The gables are crow-stepped.

RCAHMS 1929, visited 1926

NT 0469 7894. This house is generally as described.

Visited by OS (BS) 18 March 1974


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