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Hamilton's Land

Hamilton's Land comprises a pair of A-listed rubble-built buildings on the north side of the High Street in Linlithgow, most-likely constructed in the 16th C. Twin crow-stepped gables are presented to the street; the easternmost is wider while the western gable still shows the entrance holes to a pigeon loft. Between is a stair, covered with a pantiled roof, which rises to the principal floor. The property was restored in 1958 by The National Trust for Scotland under their 'Little Houses Scheme'.

This was the Town House of the Hamiltons of Pardovan and Humbie, who served as Sheriffs Depute to Sir James Hamilton of Finnart in the 1530s. The house stood here when Regent Moray shot from the window of the home of another Hamilton in 1570, the property of Archbishop Hamilton further along the street, which is now the site of Linlithgow Sheriff Court.


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