NT3366 : Newbattle Abbey

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

Newbattle Abbey
Newbattle Abbey, taken 6 years ago
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 March, 2011
House (historical interest)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 333 660 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.9615N 3:4.0488W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 333 659
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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