NT2159 : Penicuik House - clear of scaffolding

taken 1 year ago, near to Silverburn, Midlothian, Great Britain

Penicuik House - clear of scaffolding
Penicuik House - clear of scaffolding
The restoration of this burnt-out grand house continues. Compare images from nine and eight years earlier NT2159 : Restoration of Penicuik House, NT2159 : Penicuik House Project.
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  Park and Public Gardens  Country estates  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2173 5921 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.1864N 3:15.0442W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2179 5928
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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