Inveresk Gate

Inveresk Gate: A Gated Community
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Inveresk Gate: A Gated Community

A C-listed mansion dating from 1774, which now forms the principal residence within a gated community at Inveresk in East Lothian. The house faces south and comprises two storeys and a basement, with peculiar bowed single-storey wings which were added in 1821. It has subsequently been much-altered. In 1824, Inveresk Gate was the home of Admiral Sir David Milne (1763 - 1845) and his equally-famous sons, and remained in the Milne family for many years. In 1947, the government-sponsored Institute for Seaweed research was established here and supporting laboratories were built in the grounds. It became home to the British-American Arthur D. Little Research Institute in 1957, which developed into the pharmaceutical testing company Inveresk Research International.

Substantial villas were built in the grounds in 2000 and Inveresk Gate became one of Scotland's first secure gated communities, with the mansion divided into flats. There is also a restored doo'cot in the grounds.

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