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Seacliffe House

A sadly ruined baronial mansion, lying 3 miles (5 km) east of North Berwick and 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Whitekirk in East Lothian. Built in 1841 by David Bryce (1803-76), around an earlier house, for George Sligo, a Leith merchant. With commanding views over St Baldred's Boat and the Firth of Forth, Seacliffe's walls remain showing the crow-stepped gables and pepper-pot turrets typical of the Scottish Baronial style. Traces of a long conservatory on the west of the house can still be seen.

The house was extended in 1850. However, it was gutted by fire in 1907, losing its roof, and was then abandoned.


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