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Pilmuir House

Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Pilmuir House

Classification Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 54661

Site Number NT46NE 12

NGR NT 48633 69355

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT46NE 12.00 48633 69355

(NT 4865 6936) Pilmuir (NR)

OS 6" map (1969)

Pilmuir House, built in 1624 (the date is inscribed above the original doorway), consists of a main oblong block, with two storeys and a dormered attic; a smaller wing projects from the centre of its N side - this houses a spiral staircase and rises one storey higher. A turret stair is corbelled out over the W re-entrant angle. The two-storeyed outbuilding in the E re-entrant angle is probably an addition. In the early 18th century, a new front door was made in the centre of the S front and the windows were altered. The walls are of harled rubble; the gables and dormer pediments are crow-stepped.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 1913; C McWilliam 1978

Pilmuir is as described and in good condition.

Visited by OS (BS) 25 July 1975.

Possible 17th century garden.

N Hynd 1984.

Architecture Notes

NT46NE 12.00 48633 69355

NT46NE 12.01 4870 6932 Dovecot

NT46NE 12.02 48664 69309 Walled Garden

NT46NE 10 48654 69413 Pilmuir Lodge


Small 17th century lairds house. Interior panelled in pine.


I G Lindsay Collection, W/292.


National Portrait Gallery

London Illustrated News, Sept. 1951, p.333 - photographs.

National Library of Scotland

Scottish Field, Aug. 1949 - photographs and article.


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