Maps, Plans and Archives
1745-55 General Roy's Military Survey, 1747-1755
1812 James Knox, Map of the Shire of Edinburgh or County of Midlothian from actual survey.
1852 survey, 1st edition OS 1:10560 (6"), published 1855
1893 survey, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25"), published 1895
1905-6 survey, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25"), published 1908
Bower, J. An account of Roslin chapel and castle: together with a description of the cave at Gilmerton and Craigmillar Castle (1819)
New Statistical Account, Statistical Account of the Parish of Liberton (1845)
Old Statistical Account, Statistical Account of the Parish of Liberton (1792)
Paton, H. (ed) Accounts of the Masters of Works for Building and Repairing Royal Palaces and Castles, Vol. 1: 1527-1615 (1957)
Scott, Sir Walter Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland, vol. 1 (1826)
Speedy, T. Guide to Craigmillar Castle and its Environs (1892)
City of Edinburgh District Council, An Urban Nature Conservation Strategy for Edinburgh (April 1992)
Dick, Sir A. On Prestonfield and its Garden – A Song (1784)
Good, G. Authorised Guide to Craigmillar Castle (1894)
Groome, F. Ordnance Gazetteer (1882)
Harvey, J. Early Horticultural Catalogues: a checklist of trade catalogues issued by firms of nurserymen and seedsmen in Great Britain and Ireland down to the year 1850 (1973)
Grose, F. Antiquities of Scotland (1789)
MacGibbon, D and Ross, T. The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland, vol. 1 (1887), pp.189-202
Peter McGowan Associates, Craigmillar Castle Park. Archaeological and Historical Landscape Assessment and Management Plan (1999)
McWilliam, C. Buildings of Scotland: Lothian (1978)
Pinkerton, J. Craigmillar Castle, An Elegy 1776 (1929)
Pringle, D. Craigmillar Castle, Official Guide (1996)
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Craigmillar Castle,castle and gardensSM90129
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- Scheduled Monument
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