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Brief description of site

Muirfield Gate is a two acre Arts and Crafts-style villa and garden created by architect Sydney Mitchell at the turn of the century as his own home. Recent restoration works to both house and garden have included the reinstatement of Mitchell's 'flower corridor', a structure unique in Scotland. Some additional housing has been inserted into the landscape in the mid-20th century.

Brief history of site

The site was designed by architect Sydney Mitchell in the late-19th and early-20th centuries as his own house and garden. Alterations were undertaken to both house and garden in the mid-20th century, including the construction of additional houses in the landscape. Some of the amendments were the work of garden designer Kate Hawkins. Part of the original design has since been restored including the reinstatement of Mitchell's flower corridor which is thought to be unique.

Location information:

Address: Duncur Road, EH31 2EG

Locality: Gullane

Local Authorities:

East Lothian; Aberlady/Gullane/Dirleton

Historical County: East Lothian

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 66 Grid Ref: NT489835
Latitude: 56.0416 Longitude: -2.82178


Muirfield Gate is located on the northern edge of the village of Gullane, adjacent to Muirfield Golf Course.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Context or principal building: villa

Site Style : Arts and Crafts

Site first created: 1897 to 1915

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.39

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