The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Hamilton House

Lothians: South-east of Prestonpans, on roads north of B1361, in the Preston area, between Preston Tower and Northfield House.

 

NTS   NT 389739   OS: 66   EH32 9JY

Hamilton House (© Martin Coventry)

One of four old houses around the village of Preston, Hamilton House consists of a main block of two storeys with projecting wings at both ends. A hexagonal stair tower stands in one re-entrant angle, and a round corbelled-out turret with a conical roof in the other. The roof is steep and stone-tiled, and the gables are corbiestepped. The walls are whitewashed, and the house is dated 1626.
  The building has been completely altered inside.

Hamilton House (© Martin Coventry)

  The house was a property of the Hamiltons, and was built for Sir John Hamilton, Lord Magdalens and a Senator of the College of Justice, brother of the 1st Earl of Haddington. The Hamiltons left the property in the 1740s, and during the 19th century the building was used as a tavern. Although derelict at one time and due to be demolished, the building was sold to The National Trust of Scotland in 1937 and has been restored.

  This is one of four houses in Prestonpans, the others being nearby Preston Tower and Northfield House, and Harlawhill House.

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