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Melville Castle

Castle (Medieval), Country House (Period Unassigned), Hotel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melville Castle

Classification Castle (Medieval), Country House (Period Unassigned), Hotel (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 53513

Site Number NT36NW 78

NGR NT 31030 66981

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 78.00 31030 66981

NT36NW 74 30922 66894 Coach-house and stables

NT36NW 78.01 30861 66670 Curling Pond

NT36NW 78.02 30608 67042 Walled Garden

NT36NW 78.03 31154 66530 South Gate-lodge

NT36NW 78.04 31812 67355 East Gate-lodge

NT36NW 78.05 30574 66920 Walled Garden, lodge

NT36NW 78.06 30499 67098 Garden farmhouse

NT36NW 78.07 30467 67086 Garden Cottages

NT36NW 78.08 30713 66792 Esk Cottage

NT36NW 78.09 31260 67180 Well Head

NT36NW 78.10 (3 6 unlocated by ACT) Ice-house

NT36NW 78.11 31451 67506 North Lodge

NT36NW 78.12 30724 66995 Steading

NT36NW 78.13 30539 66850 Willie's Temple

NT36NW 78.14 30705 66795 Sawmill

NT36NW 78.15 30696 66792 Sawmill Cottage

NT36NW 111 31251 67030 Iron Footbridge

NT36NW 246 30779 66729 Footbridge

Melville Castle, built 1786 by James Playfair for Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, who had demolished its historic predecessor which stood on the same site. Now a hotel.

SDD List 1964

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

Architect: James Playfair completed 1791. Old castle demolished 1786, part of old house in one of the wings.

See 'Edinburgh Magazine' February 1800

Print and description (photocopy in box file missing at time of upgrade).

EXTERNAL REFERNCE:

Melville Castle Collection - Scottish Records Office

Scottish Records Office:

Photograph of the West aspect.

Included in a bundle of unidentified photographs, postcards and cuttings.

1934 GD 51/15/75

Alterations and repairs to Melville Castle and estate buildings.

Specifications and correspondence.

Architect: Frank Wood [20th c.]

1929-1934 GD 51/11/162

Reservoirs on the East and North side of Melville Castle.

Statement of length.

1841 GD 51/11/131

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