East Lothian

A location and former estate near the North Sea coast of East Lothian, Dunglass lies a half mile (1 km) northwest of Cockburnspath and 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Dunbar on the border between East Lothian and Scottish Borders Council Areas. A church was founded here in 1450 for a college of canons by Sir Alexander Hume. The Lords Dunglass are heirs to the Earldom of Home. Dunglass House, the home of Sir James Hall (1761 - 1832), was built in 1807 but gutted by fire in 1947 and subsequently demolished. A modern, but rather smaller, replacement was built in the 1950s and sits in well-manicured grounds close to the chapel and structures associated with the old house, including a fine stable-block which has been converted to residential use, a 17th-century sun-dial and a gazebo dating from 1718. The house and estate were sold by the Halls in 1919 and have subsequently been the property of the Usher family, descendants of the Edinburgh whisky barons.

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