to Gareth Owen, Edinburgh, for allowing me to reproduce this recent photo
of Clermiston Mains.
"This was the
farmhouse of what was Buttercup Dairy Farm. The name
of the house is 'Clermiston Mains;, and
this name is still on the main gate.
The house is now a grade 2
listed building. It dates back to at least the
early-1700s. I have a
copy of a map showing the house and the surrounding farmland,
The house was completely rebuilt in the early-1920s,
but using the original gable walls. Most
of the surrounding farm buildings have been demolished but a cottage
remains and also a mill house."