Niddrie House was home
of the Wauchope family of Niddrie. The house was rebuilt
around 1636 on the site of a medieval towerhouse. It was
demolished around 1968.
Here is a description of the house, taken from Grant's Old &
New Edinburgh published c.1890:
"Niddrie House, a mile north of
Edmonstone House, is partly an ancient baronial fortalice and
partly a handsome modern mansion.
The holly hedges here are thirty feet
high, and there is a sycamore nineteen feet in circumference."
Grant's Old & New
Edinburgh also mentions that, on 27 December 1591, Archibald
Wauchope of Niddrie together with the Earl of Bothwell,
Douglass of Spott and others made a raid on Holyrood attempting
the life of James VI.