CRAIGIEHALL, SUNDIALS (Ref:5559)
This building is in the Edinburgh Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 30/01/1981.
Group Items: See notes,
Group Cat: A,
Map Ref: NT 1678 7543.
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'.
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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