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Lasswade, Wadingburn Road, Barony House

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    LASSWADE COTTAGE; SIR WALTER SCOTT'S COTTAGE
  • Canmore ID
    150395
  • Site type
    HOUSE
  • Parish
    LASSWADE
  • Council
    MIDLOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 29700 65910
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.881188N, 3.125306W
  • Archeological notes
    NT26NE 103 29700 65910
  • Architectural notes
    EXTERNAL REFERENCE: Scottish Record Office: Plans: James Tait & Co, Penicuik Estate Office, 1913-19. Plans for conversion. 14 plans, elevations & sections (RHP 22717) (Undated) information in NMRS.

Related material information

  • 150395 (1860)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM Bottle green Morocco leather album, elaborately embossed with gold. Insc: (front cover) 'H I M ' The album seems to have been compiled by "H.I.M.", probably Hezekiah Merrick of Eskhill House at Roslin, related to John Merrick, founder, c.1800, of the Gunpowder Mills there. Included are views of the Merrick family and photographs which seem to have been taken for H. Merrick by JOHN THOMSON, custodian of Roslin Chapel and steward of the estate of the Earl of Roslin. This is evidenced by an inscription written in pencil below one of the photographs of Roslin Chapel which reads: "carved pillar was discovered during restoration. Only two upper courses were carved and Baxter carved remainder. I got Thomson to take this photo for me. H.M. I consider it the handsomest pillar in the chapel." [This is not the Apprentice Pillar.] Another photograph shows the chapel decorated for Christmas 1882. The Thomson photographs alternate with commercial photographs by G.W.Wilson, J. V. Valentine and others, frequently on the verso leaves. The album dates to c. 1860's, with a dated Thomson photograph of 1862 and various newspaper clippings of that decade.Photographs include one of the Gunpowder Mills with about 20 workers, one of the Cylinder there with 32 workers in 1863, and others showing Harecraigs, the bridge at Kirkettle and groups of people.There is a view of Eskhill with figures captioned in pencil as JM Eyres, Mrs HM Eyres, Miss M and D McGill and others show Rosebank with Miss Carrol, Mrs W, Lucy, Major and Miss Wedderburn with children in 1860; Whitehill with Col. Learmonth in a carriage, with a lady and child and, also at Whitehill Mr Ramsay, Lady Louisa and the young ladies. There is also a press cutting dated 27 June 1882 about the life and lineage of Mr Wardlaw-Ramsay, with a view of Cluny House, Aberchirder and two photographs of The Bush. There is also a photograph of a vessel capsized in a harbour with her name

PRINT ROOM

  • 150395 (1860)
    Lasswade, Barony House, view from field. Titled in pencil 'Sir Walter Scott's Cottage, Lasswade' PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM
  • 150395 (1860)
    Lasswadw, Barony House, view of entrance. Titled;, 'Sir Walter Scott's Cottage, Lasswade'. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM
  • 150395 (1985)
    SIMPSON AND BROWN PHOTOGRAPHS: BOX 3, ALBUM No 25 Barony House and gardens - general views.
  • 150395 (1900)
    Historic photograph. View of house and garden. Insc: 'Sir Walter Scott's Cottage, Midlothian 56485. J.V.'

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1297479 ()
    View of Barony House with Mrs Low in the foreground.
  • 1296788 (1910)
    Postcard view of Barony House and garden.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 150395 ()
    General view of house with Mrs Low in foreground.
  • 150395 (2/1964)
    View of houses and gates.
  • 150395 (1920)
    Copy of postcard showing view of house.
  • 150395 (1910)
    Copy of postcard showing view of Barony House and garden.
  • 150395 (1920)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing perspective of Barony House and garden. Insc: 'Barony House-Lasswade'.
  • 150395 (1815)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing Barony House and garden.
  • 150395 (1920)
    Copy of postcard showing view of house.
  • 150395 ()
    General view.
  • 150395 (1800)
    Photographic copy of drawings of plans, elevations and a view of various 'huts' or cottages.
  • 150395 (1815)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing Barony House and garden.
  • 150395 (1920)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing perspective of Barony House and garden. Insc: 'Barony House-Lasswade'.
  • 150395 (1910)
    Copy of postcard showing view of Barony House and garden.
  • 150395 (2/1964)
    View of houses and gates.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 71852-3