Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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NT 26240 66331
326240, 666331


Possibly late 17th-early 18th century, (oldest gravestone dates from 1624). Cream sandstone rubble enclosure, roughly circular, with squared rubble cope. Later square-plan droved sandstone ashlar piers with polished copes and square caps to SE; wrought-iron gates. 18th century rectangular-plan sandstone rubble watch house beside gates to SE; droved margins; roofless. Gibsone of Pentland aedicule type burial vault to S: Thomas Hamilton, circa 1839. Rectangular-plan; droved sandstone ashlar; base course, eaves course and cornice; 2 consoled and pedimented (blinded) windows to each flank and one to rear (N); wrought-iron gates to front (S); barrel vaulted interior; memorial tablet on inner side of north end wall.

Statement of Special Interest

The parish of Pentland was annexed to Lasswade in 1647. The Gibsone estate belonged to the Gibsones from the 17th century until it was sold this century by Lt Col Hugh Gibsone. The headstones in the churchyard are varied and numerous and span more than three centuries. The walls were rebuilt in the 18th century and it seems, from the cut and dressed nature of some of the stone, that it might have come from the demolished Pentland Church nearby.



Appears on 1st edition OS map, 1854; Gibsone family mentioned in Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, (1892); C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978) p314; OSA and NSA; M Cant, VILLAGES OF EDINBURGH VOL 2 (1987), pp16-22; J Thomas, MIDLOTHIAN RIAS GUIDE (1995) p45.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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