Prestongrange House was known as Newbattle Grange when it was bequeathed in 1184 to the monks of Newbattle Abbey by Robert de Quincy, Earl of Winchester. It was occupied by the Ker (or Kerr) family, then by the Morisons, the Grants, and finally the Grant-Suttie family. The latter vacated the House at the start of the 20th century and leased it for the benefit of the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, and eventually sold it for their benefit after World War II.
Ceiling of 1581
A painted ceiling dated 1581 was discovered in the house in 1965. This was the finest Scottish painted renaissance ceiling and reflects the first flowering of the court of James VI. The design includes four "droll" figures which were inspired by a French illustrated book "Songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel". The ceiling was removed and installed at Napier University.
- "Prestongrange House" by Sonia Baker
- Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel, (1565), source for paintings at Prestongrange