NM5153 : Lochan a' Ghurrabain, Aros Park, A848 Tobermory, Mull

taken 10 years ago, near to Tobermory, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Lochan a' Ghurrabain, Aros Park, A848 Tobermory, Mull
Lochan a' Ghurrabain, Aros Park, A848 Tobermory, Mull
The Duke of Argyll who owned most of Mull sold the lands around Tobermory in 1788 to the British Fisheries Society. The Estate was sold in 1821 to Hugh Maclean of Coll who built Aros House, then known as Druimfin House (access to the house was originally by way of Druimfin). The house was designed by William Burn in 1825 but was never completed as intended. In 1846 Aros passed to David Nairn of Drumkilbo. Alexander Crawford from Edinburgh acquired the Estate in 1850 and died a few years later so in 1856 the Estate was bought by Farquhar Campbell. The saw mill on the estate was built just before its sale in 1873. The Allan family owned and lived in Aros House from May 1874 to 1959. Bryce Allen who paid 98,000 for the estate never lived here but bought the land with the profits from his Liverpool shipping firm. Alexander, his son, carried out alterations to the house and the family ran the house and park until 1959 when it became a financial burden. The Allan's sold the estate to the Forestry Commission who had no use for the house that was sold to a private buyer and stripped of its fine oak panelling and roof lead. Becoming a danger, the house was demolished by the Army in 1962. In 1969 the Forestry Commission opened the former grounds of Aros House to the public.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5191 5380 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:36.6120N 6:2.6748W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5185 5396
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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