NT2137 : Woodhouse farm and hill, Manor Valley

taken 6 years ago, near to Kirkton Manor, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Woodhouse farm and hill, Manor Valley
Woodhouse farm and hill, Manor Valley
A view across from the minor road below Cademuir Hill to the pastures around Woodhouse farm, R of centre.

Of some historical interest is the left-most cottage. Part of the right-hand half was the home of Davie Ritchie (1740 - 1811), the 'Black Dwarf'. Its door was 3 feet 6 inches high, to match his own height; his sister dwelt in the other half of the cottage. Ritchie was a good gardener and grew vegetables and kept bees. Sir Walter Scott paid him a visit in July 1797 and the visit made such an impression that he used it as the basis for his novel 'The Black Dwarf'. A headstone for David Ritchie was erected in Kirkton churchyard in 1845 by William and Robert Chambers, the publisher brothers from Peebles. (From 'The Source of Manor' by Lyne and Manor Youth Group 1999)
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2119 3713 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.2806N 3:15.1791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2181 3707
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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