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Northfield House

Lothians: Just south of Prestonpans, on minor road north of B1361, north-west of Prestonpans railway station, near Hamilton House and Preston Tower, at Northfield House.

 

NTS   NT 389739   OS: 66   EH32 9LE

 

View from exterior. The house can be rented as holiday self-catering accommodation.

Northfield House is an impressive and atmospheric old house, set in a large garden, in the Preston area of Prestonpans in East Lothian in southeast Scotland, and built by the Marjoribanks family. Northfield House (© Martin Coventry)

Standing within an extensive walled garden with fine old trees and orchard, and a very atmospheric place, Northfield House is an altered late 16th-century L-plan house of three storeys and a garret. Large bartizans crown all corners, the pitch of the roof is very steep, and there are corbiestepped gables.

Northfield House is an impressive and atmospheric old house, set in a large garden, in the Preston area of Prestonpans in East Lothian in southeast Scotland, and built by the Marjoribanks family. Northfield House (MacGibbon and Ross)

There is a stone over the doorway with 1611 and the initials of Joseph Marjoribanks and Marion Simpson and the inscription ‘EXCEP THE LORD BVLD IN WANE BVLDS MAN’.

Plan, Northfield House is an impressive and atmospheric old house, set in a large garden, in the Preston area of Prestonpans in East Lothian in southeast Scotland, and built by the Marjoribanks family. Northfield House: plans (MacGibbon and Ross)

The hall was on the first floor, but the building has been altered inside. In 1956 fine 16th-century decorative painting was discovered behind plasterwork and boards, including in the hall and two bed chambers.

Northfield House is an impressive and atmospheric old house, set in a large garden, in the Preston area of Prestonpans in East Lothian in southeast Scotland, and built by the Marjoribanks family. Northfield House (© Martin Coventry)

The property probably belonged to the Hamiltons, but by 1611 had passed to Joseph Marjoribanks, an Edinburgh merchant. It was sold again to the Syme family in 1703, then in 1746 to the Nisbets, then in 1890 to the MacNeils. The house is in good condition, and still occupied and is in the process of being reharled.

Doocot, Northfield House is an impressive and atmospheric old house, set in a large garden, in the Preston area of Prestonpans in East Lothian in southeast Scotland, and built by the Marjoribanks family. Northfield House: doocot (© Martin Coventry)

There is a fine beehive doocot [NT 390739], dating from the 16th century, which was restored in the 1970s.

  This is one of four old houses in Prestonpans, the others being Preston Tower, Hamilton House and Harlawhill,

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