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Re: Sinclairs in east Lotian
At 08:29 09/10/00 +0000, you wrote:
> Hermandston is downstream (on the River Tyne*) from Pencaitland and may
> mow be
>shown on the map as Samuelston.
> >Hermanston Castle was blown up by the Royal Engineers (practising
>so there is nothing left there now except the Chapel of St John (where the
>Sinclairs of Hermanston are still buried) and one of the best examples of a
>bottle dungeon to be found anywhere in Scotland which, being below ground,
>The tunnel which linked the Castle with the River is still extant although, in
>the interests of safety, a heavy iron grill prevents entry.<
>This is interesting Niven, I live in East Lothian is it worth a run up to
>Sanmuelston to have a look. Did I also read somewhere that the Sinclairs were
>also former owners of Stevenson house in the Haddington area.
Yes, Stevenson House is well worth a visit as are the gardens there.
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