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Bonnytoun House

A small Tudoresque mansion situated amidst 9.7 ha (24 acres) of parkland a half-mile (1 km) northeast of Linlithgow in West Lothian, Bonnytoun House was built c.1840 for the distiller Adam Dawson (1793 - 1873), who became Provost of Linlithgow. The architect is not known, but it has been attributed to both Thomas Hamilton (1784 - 1858) and David Rhind (1808-83), the former being more likely.

The porch has been described as 'flamboyant', fusing 17th-C. Renaissance with classical Corinthian pillars. Other notable features include prominent gables, finialed dormer windows and large octagonal chimneystacks. Inside, there are pleasant public rooms, six bedrooms and an exceptional iron-work staircase. The house is now B-listed.

There are a variety of species of mature trees in the grounds, together with an old stable courtyard and a B-listed walled garden, extending to just under an acre is size, with an arched gateway with a date stone of 1848.


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