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Redhouse Castle : Historic East Lothian Building

Scottish Castle : Redhouse, Longniddry, East Lothian, south east Scotland

post updated 20 December 2021

Redhouse Castle Longniddry

Nearest town: Longniddry, East Lothian

Redhouse Castle
Redhouse photo © Adrian Welch

Redhouse Castle

Redhouse, Spittal, East Lothian

Location: just east of Longniddry, 1 mile south of Aberlady, south off B1377

Redhouse Castle Redhouse
photographs © Adrian Welch

Ruin: 16th century courtyard castle

The castle is designated as a scheduled monument. It is no longer protected as a category A listed building.

The first version of the castle appears to have been a religious institution, probably a hospice for pilgrims and travellers, belonging to the Douglas family. In 1421 the Earl of Douglas transferred the estates of Ballencrieff and Gosford to his mistress Christian de Ramsay to provide for her and their children.

The castle, a four-storey manor house in red sandstone, remained in the hands of the Douglas family, but it was sold in 1607 to John Layng, the Keeper of the Signet. His initials and those of his wife Rebecca Dennistoun are carved into the pediment. He died in 1612 and is buried in the churchyard of Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.

Major Scottish Buildings

Key Buildings in Scotland Articles – architectural selection below:

Hopetoun House

Burrell Museum

Scottish Castles in Edinburgh & Lothian

East Lothian Castles

East Lothian Castles – Selection

Lennoxlove House – located south of the historic market town of Haddington
tower building
photo © Adrian Welch

Hailes Castle – located east of Haddington

Dunbar Castle

Historic Buildings in the Edinburgh area

Holyrood House

Crichton Castle
Crichton Castle
photograph © Adrian Welch

Dalhousie Castle

Edinburgh Walking Tours

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