Blackburn House, Lothian
The Cockburn Conservation Trust
Simpson and Brown
This early eighteenth century house, almost midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh in the old Midlothian mining belt – a landscaped slagheap is a prominent feature behind the house - was last occupied in 1972 and thereafter fell into serious and almost terminal disrepair. Rather like Mavisbank, it has proved tenacious, and The Cockburn Conservation Trust has now restored it beautifully inside and out, rebuilding the lost East Pavilion and West Doocot so that the overall composition recovers its balance.
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