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Ballencrieff Castle


(Ballencrieff House)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Ballencrieff, a mansion in Aberlady parish, Haddingtonshire, 1¾ mile SE of Aberlady village. It is a seat of Lord Elibank, owner of 1863 acres iii the shire, valued at £5565 per annum. Occupying a fine site, and surrounded by stately trees, it enjoys an extensive prospect. Patrick Murray, fifth Lord Elibank, here entertained Dr Sainuel Johnson in 1773. A hospital, dedicated to St Cuthbert, is said to have been founded here in the 12th century. See Darn Hall.

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