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Prestonpans, Northfield House

Country House (16th Century)

Site Name Prestonpans, Northfield House

Classification Country House (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Preston; Northfields House

Canmore ID 53693

Site Number NT37SE 5

NGR NT 38915 73921

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonpans
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SE 5.00 38915 73921

NT37SE 5.01 389 739 garden; sundial

NT37SE 28 38983 73871 dovecot

(NT 3892 7391) Northfield House (NR)

OS 6" map (1966)

Architecture Notes

Northfield House, a mansion of late 16th or early 17th century date, is L-shaped on plan and stands two storeys, an attic and garret in height. It measures 74' along the S wall by 27 1/2' along the W wall. The E part of the main wing was extended in 1611, very shortly after completion, to contain the stair and S entrance, above which the date 1611 appears. There is a tablet-shaped sundial dated 1647 on a rockery in the garden.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 1920

Northfield House is as described. A sundial possibly from the rockery stands in the garden at NT 3893 7388. The date is worn and the gnomon has been removed.

Visited by OS (RD) 4 January 1972.

W Schomberg Scott lived here and restored the house 1951-97.

Non-Guardianship Sites Plan Collection, DC28415- DC28421, 1962.

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