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Stoneypath Tower, Athelstaneford.
Stoneypath Tower Castle, East Lothian © 2003

Between Whittinghame Tower and Nunraw near Garvald, on a rough grassy ridge beside the Pappana water stands the rose colored ruin of  Stoneypath Tower. Originally held by several great Scots families of note, the Dunbars, the Douglases on two occasions, the Lyles, the Hamiltons and eventually the Setons.

Stoneypath Tower, although in the parish of Whittingehame, stands on the verge of Garvald parish near Haddington, on a high perpendicular freestone cliff, below which the Papana runs.

By late 1548 Stoneypath and several other towers were retaken by the Hamiltons under the Earl of Arran and 'assured  Scots' such as Cockburn of Ormiston and Douglas of  Longniddry had their homes slighted for their collaboration, although it's unclear whether or not Whittinghame Tower was slighted at this time.  In 1611 George Lyle resigned Stoneypath to Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick Castle near Dunbar. By 1616 it had been passed to Archibald Douglas of Whittinghame, and eventually it passed on to the Seton's, to Sir William Seton of Kyllismuir, and thence to the Seton  Viscounts of Kingston with the Whittingehame dowry.

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