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Preston Hall

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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Preston Hall, a mansion in Cranston parish, E Edinburghshire, near the right bank of Tyne Water, 1¼ mile N by E of Ford, and 4½ miles E by S of Dalkeith. A splendid classical structure, it consists of a centre and two wings, connected by lower buildings, and was erected towards the close of last century by W. Adam for General Lord Adam Gordon, whose mother, the Dowager Duchess of Gordon, had purchased the estate in 1738 for £8877. The present proprietor, Henry Callander, Esq. (b. 1862; suc. 1865), holds 4869 acres in the shire, valued at £6865 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 33, 1863. See John Small's Castles and Mansions of the Lothians (Edinb. 1883).

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