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Crichton Castle, The Slaughter House

Graffiti (Period Unknown), Stable (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Crichton Castle, The Slaughter House

Classification Graffiti (Period Unknown), Stable (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Crichton Castle, Stable Block; Crichton Castle, Chapel (Possible)

Canmore ID 53602

Site Number NT36SE 7.01

NGR NT 38008 61088

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT36SE 7.01 38008 61088

(NT 3801 6107) The Slaughter House (NR)

Ruins of Chapel (NR) (Supposed)

OS 6" map, Midlothian, 1st ed., (1852).

This building has all the appearance of an old chapel. It is not known locally what its purpose was; some say it was for the accommodation of visitors' retainers, others suppose it was for keeping cattle.

Name Book 1852.

This roofless building was a stable, with quarters for the grooms overhead. The buttressing is an afterthought. There are foundations of other outbuildings nearby.

W D Simpson 1957.

A ruined building, of uncertain purpose, as described.

Visited by OS (BS), 24 October 1975.

Activities

Photographic Survey (1953 - 1954)

Photographic survey of Crichton Castle in 1953-54, likely by the Ministry of Works.

Aerial Photography (1971)

Aerial survey of Crichton Castle by John Dewar in 1971.

Aerial Photography (1972)

Aerial survey of Crichton Castle by John Dewar in 1972.

Aerial Photography (1981)

Aerial survey of Crichton Castle by RCAHMS in 1981.

Aerial Photography (1985)

Aerial survey of Crichton Castle by RCAHMS in 1985.

Aerial Photography (1994)

Aerial survey of Crichton Castle by RCAHMS in 1994

Aerial Photography (28 May 1997)

Aerial survey of Crichton Castle by RCAHMS in 1997.

Field Visit (21 October 2018)

Several instances of graffiti in the form of sets of initials, now very eroded, have been incised into the sandstone surround of the doorway in the south end of the building.

Visited by HES Survey and Recording (JRS) 21 October 2018.

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