NT2159 : Druid at Penicuik House

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

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Druid at Penicuik House
Druid at Penicuik House
The eastern of two sculptures at the entrance to Penicuik House, by William Jeans LinkExternal link.
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 
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Person (from Tags)
William Jeans 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2174 5920 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.1811N 3:15.0345W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2174 5920
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Ruined House  18thC House 

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