NT3366 : Newbattle Abbey

taken 6 years ago, near to Eskbank, Midlothian, Great Britain

Newbattle Abbey
Newbattle Abbey
In the late 1930s, Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian, bequeathed his house to the nation for the express purpose of creating a residential adult college to provide a non-vocational education for students of a working-class background; the intention being to wean them away from notions of a 'class war'. The College opened in 1937 and continues to serve its original purpose. Its warden between 1949 and 1955 was the poet Edwin Muir. LinkExternal link
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NT3366, 71 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 March, 2011
Category
House (historical interest)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 333 660 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.9615N 3:4.0488W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 333 659
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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