NT5034 : Abbotsford

taken 5 years ago, near to Tweedbank, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

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The driveway and main entrance to the former home of the internationally renowned poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott. LinkExternal link

Scott made his literary debut with his collection of ballads in the 'Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border' published in 1802-03. He gathered his raw material by visiting country folk, sometimes in remote places and even when his horse's hooves sank deep in snowdrifts. I'd have loved to have been a fly-on-the-wall when Mrs Hogg (mother of James Hogg who helped Scott seek out those who knew the ballads) told him, "There was never ane o my sangs prentit till ye prentit them yoursel, and ye hae spoilt them awthegither. They were made for singing and no for readin: but ye hae broken the charm noo, and they'll never be sung mair."
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5070 3423 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:35.9508N 2:47.0364W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5070 3423
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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