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Edinburgh, Grange Loan, Grange House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Grange Loan, Grange House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Grange House Lodge

Canmore ID 52545

Site Number NT27SE 79

NGR NT 2596 7167

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 79 2595 7167.

Grange House AD. 1613. (NAT)

OS 6"map, (1931/2 and 1938)

Grange House: (NT 2596 7167) Demolished in 1936. The only remains are the 18th century gate-piers and 2 late 17th century offices. They (offices) stand at what was the NE corner of the site. The house was built by Walter Cant in 1592 and grew into a large and mainly modern structure. Grange House took its name from the grange or farm of St Giles' Church. It ceased to be Church property in 1335, and by the 16th century it was owned by the family of Cant, from whom it was purchased by Sir William Dick of Braid in 1631....(RCAHMS 1951)

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; RCAHMS 1951.

No traces of the house or outbuildings exist; site built over by modern houses.

Visited by OS (J D) 31 December 1953.

Grange House - The oldest portion of the house dates from 1592, but the greater part of the building is of 19th century works. A door lintel bears the date '1592': while in a wall of the outbuildings are arms bearing the dates '1613' and '1674'. The gate pillars are of 17th century date.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; Visited by OS (J D) 5 June 1954.

The information from OS (J D) in 1953 is still correct. OS (J D) 1954, substantiates dating information from MacGibbon and Ross (1887-92) - ie. 16th century mansion-house. Accurate dating of gate-pillars was not ascertained - but one exists still.

Visited by OS (J D) 5 June 1954.

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT : Playfair (additions 1831).

Demolished c.1936.


Edinburgh University Library, George Square. Playfair Collection: 1831

90 sheets of additions to the L-plan house (Page 20)


In relation to drawings EDD/101/1-5, the catalogue slip says 'See also RED/20/1 Exterior stone stairs, with Pollok Castle, Renfrewshire.' This drawing was not found at the time of upgrade.


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