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Archerfield Estate

A 405 ha (1000 acre) estate lying to the west of Dirleton in East Lothian. Archerfield was the home of the Nisbet family prior to its purchase by the 14th Duke of Hamilton in 1963. At its centre is Archerfield House a fine 18th-century Adam mansion, thoroughly restored in 2005. A golf course was laid out on the estate in 1869 and despite the loss of this course when the estate was taken over by the War Department in 1940, the tradition of golf continues with two major developments in the 21st century. Half of the estate, along with Archerfield House, was sold in 2001 for the development of a residential and golfing complex known as Archerfield Links. In 2006, a further 121-ha (300-acre) section at the west of the estate was leased by two American businessmen and laid out as the Renaissance Club by American golf-course designer Tom Doak.

The Duke of Hamilton lives with his family at the Home Farm.

The estate is said to have been so-named because it is where the archers of King Edward I's invading army of 1298 camped.


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