Carberry  Midlothian


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Carberry like this:

Carberry, a hill and a mansion in Inveresk parish, Edinburghshire. The hill (400 feet) culminates 2¾ miles SE of Musselburgh, close to the Haddingtonshire boundary, and, forming part of the right flank of the vale of the Esk, presents to the NW an ornate and picturesque surface. Here, on ground held by the English at Pinkie, and known now as Queen Mary's Mount, that unfortunate princess surrendered to the Confederates, and took her last farewell of Bothwell, 15 June 1567. ...

Carberry Tower, on the western slope of the hill, was built about 1579, more as a fortalice than as a mansion; but about 1819 underwent changes and improvements, adapting it to the comforts of modern times, and is embosomed by orchards and fine old groves. It is the seat of Wm. Buller Fullerton Elphinstone, fifteenth Baron Elphinstone in the peerage of Scotland since 1509 (b. 1828; suc. 1861), who owns in the shire 769 acres, valued at £3790 per annum, including £1210 for minerals.

Additional information about this locality is available for Inveresk

Carberry through time

Carberry is now part of East Lothian district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Lothian has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Carberry itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Carberry, in East Lothian and Midlothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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