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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: A - See notes
  • Date Added: 30/01/1981
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 26/03/1998


  • Local Authority: Edinburgh
  • Planning Authority: Edinburgh
  • Burgh: Edinburgh

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 16785 75439
  • Coordinates316785, 675439


17th century, obelisk-shaped, red sandstone sundial to E of entrance elevation; square plinth, rounded base, and globe surmounted by shaft, capped by polyhedron dials, later sandstone capital. 17th century, sandstone, horizontal sundial to rear; carved pedestal, sundial engraved with arms of Marquis of Annandale, with inscription, reading 'Made in England, Instrument Maker to Her Majesty at Charing X, London'.

Statement of Special Interest

The 17th century sundial at the front of the house was found in a field to the S of the Mess in 1965, broken and enclosed by railings. It was restored and placed in front of the house as a focal point. The carved stone sundial at the rear of the house is very similar to one at Hopetoun House.



A Group with Craigiehall, including Dovecot, Grotto, Grotto Bridge, Stable Court and Walled Garden (see separate listings).

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND, VOL V (1971); C B Innes, CRAIGIEHALL (Limited edition by Army Headquarters Scotland, 1996).

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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