NS5320 : Looking down the Lugar Water

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

Looking down the Lugar Water
Looking down the Lugar Water
It will join the River Ayr about 10.5km downstream [or 6.4km as the crow flies]. Some of the estate's magnificent Wellingtonias are obvious.
Dumfries House :: NS5420
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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NS5320, 514 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Country estates  Woodland, Forest 
Tree (from Tags)
Wellingtonia 
Place (from Tags)
East Ayrshire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5370 2062 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.4497N 4:18.9101W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5379 2064
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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