NS5420 : Dumfries House from the southeast

taken 6 years ago, near to Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

Dumfries House from the southeast
Dumfries House from the southeast
The grand entrance and south facing façade.
Dumfries House
A Georgian house near Cumnock in East Ayrshire, designed in the Palladian style by John and Robert Adam in the 1750s for William Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries. It was inherited in 1814 by the 2nd Marquess of Bute and remained in the family until the early 2000s, when two deaths in rapid succession meant that the estate was crippled with death duties, and the 7th Marquess decided to sell it. The house has much of its original 18thC furniture, including many specially commissioned from Thomas Chippendale. Some of these were expected to fetch millions of pounds at auction, and were en route to London for sale before being called back when agreement was reached for a consortium headed by the Duke of Rothesay [Prince Charles] raised £45m to buy to buy the house, contents and estate in 2007. It is managed by The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, with the intention to renovate and maintain it as a visitor attraction, with the farm estate being a self-sufficient enterprise. The house re-opened in 2008, and other parts of the estate have been re-opened for various uses, to provide both education and employment, as well as funding the trust's running costs and a hospitality and wedding venue. Both the house and the gardens are listed as significant aspects of Scottish heritage. Apparently Chippendale was well ahead of the modern game - he offered 50% off the price of the second one if two pieces were commissioned - well before BOGOF. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
East Ayrshire 
Architecture (from Tags)
Palladian 
Architect (from Tags)
John Adam  Robert Adam 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5413 2038 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.3281N 4:18.4949W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5419 2034
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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