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- Category: A
- Date Added: 14/12/1970
- Local Authority: Edinburgh
- Planning Authority: Edinburgh
- Burgh: Edinburgh
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NT 23459 70660
- Coordinates: 323459, 670660
Original house dated LCSP 1565, 3-storey and attic rubble-
built, 72' x 25' 8" with square tower near W end of N front;
main gables have 18th century club skew, tower has original
crowsteps. Ground floor vaulted. NW wing dated 1746 added to
re-entrant angle of tower (forming L-plan) 3-storey 4-window
to E, 2 crowstepped chimney gables and large S crowstepped
gable to W. Harled with margins. Minor alterations at early
19th century restoration, more extensive alterations late in
century (Sydney Mitchell) for hospital purposes; some further alterations since. Poor modern wooden verandah encloses
original doorways. Original gatepiers built into garden
Statement of Special Interest
Built by the Symsounes of Craighouse; belonged to the Dicks
from at least 1685. In the 19th century it was the residence
of John Hill Burton, historian
Inv 224 (Midlothian);
MacRae Her 32
C & D Arch v IV p.102
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