NT3272 : Newhailes, near Musselburgh

taken 9 years ago, near to Newcraighall, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Newhailes, near Musselburgh
Newhailes, near Musselburgh
A Palladian house east of Edinburgh. Built as Whitehill by the architect James Smith as his home around 1686, it was subsequently bought by Sir David Dalrymple in 1707. Dalrymple renamed the property Newhailes, after his ruined Hailes Castle (near East Linton). The house was extended by William Adam, and a library created. Dr Samuel Johnson described the library as 'the most learned room in Europe'. The house features fine plaster-work, a dining room, unaltered since 1739 and grand chimney-pieces. Sir Mark Dalrymple died in 1971 and, in lieu of death duties, the contents of the great library were removed to the National Library of Scotland. In 1997, the house was given to the National Trust for Scotland by Lady Antonia Dalrymple, as the cost of upkeep had become impossible and the house was in danger of falling into disrepair.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 18 February, 2009
Category
Country house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 327 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4654N 3:4.7119W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 327 725
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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