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Baberton House

Country House (Period Unassigned), Office (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Baberton House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Office (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 50265

Site Number NT16NE 1

NGR NT 19094 69216

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Architecture Notes

NT16NE 1.00 19094 69216.

NT16NE 1.01 19039 69204 Bothy

NT16NE 1.02 19044 69130 Walled Garden

NT16NE 36 19117 69183 Sundial

(NT 1909 6921) Baberton House (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)


Baberton House was built in 1622-3. On plan it comprises a main block, 54 1/2' x 23', three storeys and a garret in height, from which two lower wings 18' broad return 16 1/2' southwards. Additions were made in 1765. The walling is of rubble and was originally harled, with exposed dressings. On the lawn S of the house is a 17th century sundial with a modern dial-plate.

A charter of 1597 specifies a tower on the lands of "Kilbaberton", a name which was apparently used until at least the 17th century.

RCAHMS 1929, visited 1921; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1892

Baberton House (name confirmed by Mrs Robertson, Baberton House) is in good condition and occupied.

Visited by OS (VEL) 4 February 1954

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (BS) 23 December 1975


Owner: A F Robertson, Esq

Visited: CMcW 1956

Dates: 1622-3

1765 Centre portion


Photographic Survey (1956)

Photographic survey of the interior and exterior of Baberton House, Midlothian, by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1956.


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