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New Winton

From the eastern part of the village of Pencaitland a road leads off towards Tranent, passing the edge of the Winton estate to the left and the Bogg’s Holdings and Winton Hill farm on the right the road continues on, under the cropped railway bridge on into New Winton.  Beyond New Winton is the peat-mire [...]

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Lady Ruthven

Unusual portrait of Lady Ruthven 1847 © National Galleries of Scotland

Mary Hamilton Campbell, Lady Ruthven, was a prominent aristocrat who resided at Winton House. The village of New Winton, between Pencaitland and Tranent, was built by her to replace houses that were falling down within the grounds of Winton House. She also built a new school in the village next. Next to the school she [...]

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