NT2159 : Penicuik House - fašade from the north

taken 7 months ago, near to Silverburn, Midlothian, Great Britain

Penicuik House - façade from the north
Penicuik House - fašade from the north
For an earlier view, with restoration work in progress, see NT2159 : Penicuik House restoration.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2173 5921 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.1864N 3:15.0442W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2172 5924
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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18thC House  Then and Now  Ruined House 

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