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Bonnington Linn

Bonnington Linn

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 1782.a.12

Item number: 1

Length: 13.1

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

“Bonnington Linn, the upper fall of the Clyde, is situated about two and a-half miles from Lanark. ‘After entering Lanarkshire, the Clyde flows with a scarcely perceptible motion through a lengthened tract of level country, amidst verdant haughs and flowery meadows, which, in spates, it frequently overflows. Lazily and slow it draws near the upper fall as if it were loth to take the leap. This is reckoned the least beautiful of the falls. It really forms, however, a most picturesque and imposing spectacle...’ A romantic walk, winding along the bank of the river through a grove of trees, leads the visitor to a projecting rock, which, at a great height, overhangs the stream where this beautiful sheet of water is first beheld, and a fine combination of rock, precipice, wood, and water scenery is displayed.”

Descriptive letterpress, from 'Photographs of the Clyde'

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