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East Lothian
Phantassie Doocot 03.jpg
Grid reference: NT597772
Location: 55°59’12"N, 2°38’51"W
Postcode: EH40
Local Government
Council: East Lothian

Phantassie is an agricultural hamlet near East Linton in East Lothian. It is close to the River Tyne, Preston Mill, and Prestonkirk Parish Church.

The 704-acre Phantassie Farm and Workshop, presently owned by Hamilton Farmers, is the birthplace and childhood home of the civil engineer John Rennie the Elder (1761-1821), and his brother George Rennie (1749-1828). John Rennie is commemorated at Phantassie by balusters taken from Waterloo Bridge in London, which he designed.[1] The estate was formerly the property of the Countess of Aberdeen, until bought by the Rennie family in the 18th century.[1] The 18th century main house is a category A listed building, while the farmstead is category B listed.[1]

Phantassie Doocot

Main article: Phantassie Doocot

Phantassie Doocot is a "beehive" doocot, or dovecote owned by the National Trust for Scotland, along with the nearby Preston Mill. It was built in the 16th century, and has an unusual parapet in the shape of a horseshoe.[2]

Phantassie walled garden has been used for over 150 years and is dedicated to the rearing of Gloucester and Berkshire pigs, as well as Black Rock hens and organic produce.

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