Lothians: About 1 mile south and east of Gorebridge, on minor road just west of A7, west of Gore Water, at Harvieston.
OPEN: House may be rented.
Tel: 01273 858206 Web: www.harviestonhall.co.uk
Set in mature gardens, Harvieston House, which dates from the 17th century with later work and remodelling in the 19th century and later, is an attractive two-storey and an attic house with harled
and white-washed walls and corbiestepped gables.
The place does not appear to be marked on Blaeu, but is depicted on Adair’s map of Midlothian and called ‘Hervistoun’. ‘Old castle’ is marked on Adair’s map on the opposite of the Water (probably Catcune).
The lands may have been a property of the Borthwicks in the 15th century before they built Borthwick Castle. The property was held by the Dundas family in the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th century the estate was owned by George Trotter Dewar of Cranston, when it was described as ‘of moderate size, with very thick walls, and having the lower part arched’. It went to the Browns, and it was later used as a school for boys by the Catholic church when it was known as St Aidan’s.
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