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Lasswade, Melville Dykes Road, Pittendreich

House (19th Century), Nursing Home (20th Century)

Site Name Lasswade, Melville Dykes Road, Pittendreich

Classification House (19th Century), Nursing Home (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pittendreich House

Canmore ID 53434

Site Number NT36NW 128

NGR NT 30749 66257

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT36NW 128.00 30749 66257

NT36NW 128.01 30800 66274 Dovecot

NT36NW 128.02 30936 66289 South Lodge

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE

Architect: David Bryce 1857

Francis Deas, 1919-20

Robert Lorimer, 1928

Activities

Standing Building Recording (9 June 2009 - 31 July 2009)

NT 313 665 A standing building assessment was undertaken on 9–10 June 2009 on the remains of a number of 18th-century features associated with the Pittendreich estate prior to development works. The remains consisted of a walled garden, rectangular dovecote and a large ruinous building. All the features appeared to pre-date the existing Pittendreich House (built in 1857) and were probably associated with an earlier house in the same grounds and location as the present house (now Pittendreich Care Home).

A subsequent evaluation carried out on 30–31 July 2009 successfully located a small number of shallow ditches and pits/postholes of unknown function. Although mostly undated, two of the features contained one fragment each of 19th-century pottery.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Young and Gault on behalf of Bilbrooke Ltd

Erlend Hindmarch and Diana Sproat – AOC Archaeology Group

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