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
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.