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Kirknewton House

Country House (17th Century)

Site Name Kirknewton House

Classification Country House (17th Century)

Canmore ID 50351

Site Number NT16NW 39

NGR NT 11533 66473

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Kirknewton (West Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

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Kirknewton House, from 17th century

T-plan mansion, incorporating the surviving wing of a tall Georgian house. Stripped down to rubble with Scots baronial additions, c.1835, by Playfair for Lord Meadowbank (when he was creating Bonaly Tower for Lord Cockburn, and baronialising Craigcrook for Lord Jeffrey). Good balustraded screen wall to offices to the north. The lodge (now Huntingtower Inn), probably also by Playfair, takes the form of a square tower with square ashlar turrets, tall dormer-windowed gallery-wing adjacent.

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

Architecture Notes

NT16NW 39.00 11533 66473 Kirknewton House

NT16NW 39.01 11322 66806 Gate lodge

NT16NW 39.02 11325 66820 Gate lodge, Hunting Tower Inn

Architect: W.H. Playfair 1835


Edinburgh University Library

Playfair College - 1835 - 18 Sheets (p.24)


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