Northfield House, East Lothian

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Northfield House, East Lothian

Northfield House is a seventeenth century historic house at Preston, East Lothian, Scotland, UK. It is situated very close to Hamilton House and Preston Tower, and one mile east to Prestongrange House and the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club.

This L-plan house was built in 1611 for Joseph Marjoribanks, a burgess of Edinburgh, and it was occupied for most of the 17th century by the "haughty" Hamiltons of Preston who also owned Preston Tower. In 1746 it was owned by a surgeon named A. Nesbit, and later by James Syme, a slater, whose son, a Royal Navy Captain, later sold it in 1890 to James McNeill from Wishaw.

In 1954 the architect W. Schomberg Scott bought Northfield House. Later it was in the care of East Lothian Council who sold it in 1999. It is now privately occupied by Finlay Lockie, who gave a tour of the House on BBC Two's "Castle in the Country", season 4, episode 9 (part of the Floors Castle series), first broadcast on July 23, 2008.

In the former grounds of Northfield House stands an 18th century beehive doocot.

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