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Crichton House

Country House (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Crichton House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) East Crichton

Canmore ID 54798

Site Number NT46SW 12

NGR NT 40035 62476

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT46SW 12 40035 62476

NT46SW 12.00 40035 62476 House

NT46SW 12.01 40093 62556 Garden

NT46SW 12.02 40145 63460 Sheepfold (former hothouse)

(NT 40035 62476). Crichton House is a 17th century dwelling of three storeys and a garret. A very plain structure, it is L-shaped on plan, with the main block, 46 1/2' x 22 1/4', running N-S and the wing, 19 1/2' x 22', projecting W in alignment with the main S gable. From the re-entrant angle there projects a semi-octagonal tower to contain the main staircase and original entrance, now disused and bricked-up. The main block has been extended to the S. It is still occupied and in excellent repair. On the sill of a second-floor window facing S is a projection carrying a bronze sundial. RCAHMS 1929, visited 1914

Crichton House is as described.

Visited by OS (BS) 30 July 1975.

Architecture Notes

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Scottish Record Office:

GD26/15/29 Plan of pineapple stove and explanation. Richard Cooper and ...1732.

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