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Olivestob, Bankton House, East Lothian.
Olivestob, now called Bankton House, former residence of Sir Thomas Seton, Baronet © 2005

Located within sight of the former Palace of Seton immediately to the south of Prestonpans and near the town of Tranent in East Lothian, is the Estate of Olivestob, now called Bankton House, separated from the town by the railway.

This 17th Century mansion takes the form of a central block with two pavilions, lying to the east and west, all decorated in distinctive orange lime harling. Of the two pavillions running eastern and west, the western pavilion which once incorporated a doo'cot and now contains a small exhibition recording the history and restoration of the house.

Formerly, Olivetob was the residence of Sir Thomas Seton, who was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia under King Charles, and who's portrait resides at Traquair House, was the fourth son of Robert Seton, 1st Earl of Winton and Lady Margaret Montgomerie later heiress of Eglinton.

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