List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Venlaw House
Venelaw House
Venlaw House
Venlaw House
Mr Erskine Venlaw House
Mr Thom Chapelhill
Johnston's Co. [County] map
Guide to Peebles
Estate Plan
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
013 [Situation] About 32 Chains S.E. [South East] from Swintinbank

A well constructed rectangular building three stories high, with offices, Vegetable garden, ornamental ground, partially wooded, attached, the property and Residence of Mr Erskine - It stands on the site of the Castle of Smithfield -
Site of SMITHFIELD CASTLE Site of Smithfield Castle
Site of Smithfield Castle
Site of Smithfield Castle
Mr Erskine Esqr Venlaw Ho [House]
Mr Walker Printer Peebles
Chamber's Guide to Peebles
013 [Situation] About 32 Chains S.E. [South East] from Swintonbank

On the spot now occupied by Venlaw House, Stood the Castle of Smithfield An ancient seat of the Hays - Of its history but little is Known - it stood here at a very early period and from its extent and Commanding situation must have ranked Second in Importance to Neidpath - Sir Adam Hay the lineal descendant of the properties is a Baronet of Smithfield and Haystoun

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