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Crathie Kirk

Crathie Kirk

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 8

Length: 10.2

Width: 7.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Crathie Kirk is a plain, neat, and spacious edifice, built in 1806, and stands on the north side of the road about half-a-mile east of Balmoral, upon a rising elevation, looking towards Abergeldie.

It is attended by Her Majesty the Queen and Royal Family on their annual sojourn at the Castle.

The view from the Church is very fine, stretching a considerable distance towards the west.

The great corrie and peak of Lochmagar close in the view to the south, while almost at the feet of the spectator lies the clean little village of Crathie, the houses of which have all been built by her Majesty.

The projecting eaves and rose-covered porches are pleasant to look upon, although to the eye of a painter they may not appear so picturesque as the old thatch-covered hovels which they have supplanted."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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