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Innerwick


East Lothian

Lying 4 miles (7 km) southeast of Dunbar, towards the easternmost extent of East Lothian and overlooking the North Sea and the Torness Nuclear Power Station is the village of Innerwick. The village is built along two roads, which follow two adjacent ridges.

Innerwick is designated as a conservation area and its community facilities include a primary school, village hall and post office, together with a Parish Church, dating from 1784. Many of the buildings are in a distinctive pink stone, with orange pantiled roofs and development is strictly controlled. A number of Innerwick's buildings are listed for their architectural or historical importance, including the Temple Mains farm steading which represents an excellent and complete early 19th Century example of that type.

Innerwick Castle, which lies close by on the Thornton Burn, was a stronghold of the Stewarts and then the Hamiltons, but was captured and destroyed by Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset (c.1500-52) in 1548.


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