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This building is in the Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/03/1998.

Group Items: See notes, Group Cat: A, Map Ref: NT 1671 7550.


Alexander McGill, 1708. Rectangular walled garden, linked to Craigiehall at SW, comprising random rubble and brick walls with coping, and pair of later 20th century gates. Red brick harl-pointing and lining inner face to N wall, capped by rubble course. Random arrangement of rubble buttresses. Infilled doorway, with droved margins. Segmental-arched red brick doorway.

GATEPIERS: Alexander McGill, early 18th century. Rectangular sandstone ashlar gatepiers, between walled garden and house; square plinths; carved panels with floreate ribbon swags to shafts; corniced coping with ball finials on rounded bases and square plinths. Also, pair with blank panels to rear, without ball finials.


A Group with Craigiehall, including Dovecot, Grotto, Grotto Bridge, Sundials and Stable Block (see separate listings). The walled garden was laid out at the request of the 1st Marquess of Annandale, and would have originally contained various greenhouses. The garden now contains a symmetrical building (Bowhill Gibson and Laing, 1966) of pre-cast concrete, steel and glass, used as the Headquarters office block, and called the Annandale Block. The building is not much taller than the surrounding walls, and is fairly sympathetic to the site. The harled walls between the gatepiers have cyma recta corniced coping. 2 sets of bull-faced, squared and snecked sandstone gatepiers have been added to the E elevation of the walled garden for vehicular access to the Annandale block.


C B Innes, CRAIGIEHALL (Limited edition by Army Headquarters Scotland, 1996).

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