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The last remnant of the Barony Colliery to the west of Auchinleck in Ayrshire
This was the main frame that operated the cages to lower the miners into the pit.
As you can see the space around the frame is now a picnic area. To the side of the entrance arch is a granite slab to the memory of those who worked there and the area around the frame has several information panels and tributes to those unfortunate few who died in accidents.
This massive structure can be seen from many miles away and is well
worth a visit if travelling on the A75 or the A70 through Ayrshire.
It's also not more than a mile from the entrance to Dumfries House
which is a magnificently restored house built by the Adam brothers
in the 1750s as well as close to the museum in nearby Auchinleck to
James Boswell the biographer of Samuel Johnson.
There's a lot of good stuff to see and do in the area.
This view from the height of the top of the frame at around 120 feet
gives a good idea of the massive size of the structure and also shows
Sthe north end of the town of Auchinleck a mile or so to the east.
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