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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Wallyford House

Lothians: About 1.5 miles east and south of Musselburgh, on minor roads east of A6094 (Salters Road), to east and south of Wallyford.

 

Ruin or site   NT 370722   OS: 66   EH21 8LT


Site of old house, C-plan in shape, which may have dated from the early part of the 17th century (or earlier), although the lintel over the doorway was dated 1672. The exterior was plain except for a Renaissance doorway, but there were fine interiors.
  ‘Walyfoord’ is marked on Adair’s map of East Lothian (before 1722), and is shown as a substantial building in a rectangular garden, probably with parterres.
  The lands were held by the Binning family, who came to prominence after one of the family recaptured Linlithgow Castle by driving a cart under the portcullis. One of the family was Sir William Binning of Wallyford, Lord Provost of Edinburgh from l675-7. The house was burnt out at the end of the 19th century and was demolished in 1948, when already ruinous, for the building of a new housing estate.

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