Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Glenormiston House

Glenormiston House, a mansion of the first quarter of the present century in Innerleithen parish, Peeblesshire, within ½ mile of the Tweed's left bank, and 2 miles NW of lnnerleithen village. The estate, which extends from the Tweed to the top of Lee Pen (1647 feet), is finely wooded, and during the last hundred years has been improved at a cost of over £30, 000. Held by the Stewarts of Traquair from 1533, it was sold in 1789 for £8400, in 1805 for £9910, in 1824 for £24, 000, and in 1849 for £25,500 to William Chambers, LL. D. (b. 1800), the well-known writer and publisher, who holds 835 acres in the shire, valued at £891 per annum.—Ord., Sur., Sh. 24, 1864.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a mansion"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Innerleithen ScoP       Peebles Shire ScoCnty

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