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Malleny 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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Malleny, an estate, with a mansion, in Currie parish, Edinburghshire, close to Balerno village and station. The house is old and ivy-mantled, with -Dutch gardens, and fine old yews and plane-trees. The estate from the middle of the 17th century was held by a branch of the Scotts of Murdieston, one of whose members was General Thomas Scott (1745-1841). By his grand-nephew, Col. Francis Cunningham Scott, C.B., it was sold in 1882 for £125,000 to the Earl of Rosebery. With a rental of £4351 it comprises 2972 acres, of which 2127 are arable, 630 hill-pasture, and 190 woodland and plantations.Ord. Sur., sh. 32, 1857. See Dalmeny, and John Small's Castles and Mansions of the Lothians (Edinb. l883).

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