NT2159 : Restoration of Penicuik House

taken 8 years ago, near to Silverburn, Midlothian, Great Britain

Restoration of Penicuik House
Restoration of Penicuik House
Destroyed by fire in 1899 and now being restored.
Penicuik House
Penicuik House was built in 1761 in the Palladian style by Sir James Clerk, with the later addition of wings either side. The house caught fire in 1899, leaving a roofless shell that fell into a dangerous state of disrepair, and it was threatened with demolition.
The Penicuik House Project was set up to conserve the house in a safe state suitable for visitors, and at the same time provide significant training opportunities for young people wishing to learn skills in stonemasonry and lime mortar building techniques. After 6 years the work has been completed and a Ranger Service has been set up to guide groups through the house remains and the surrounding landscaped policies.
More background on the conservation project can be found at LinkExternal link .
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NT2159, 93 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 September, 2009
Category
Historic house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 217 591 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.1755N 3:15.0535W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 217 592
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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