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Stonebyres Linn

Stonebyres Linn

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 1782.a.12

Item number: 6

Length: 13.1

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

“The Fall of Stonebyres is distant from Lanark about two and a-half miles, and is nearly the same distance below that of Corehouse. It receives its name from the Estate of Stonebyres, in the neighbourhood of which the Fall is situated. The road from Glasgow to Lanark, by Hamilton and Dalserf, passes within a few hundred yards of it. A narrow pathway, which branches off from the public road, leading through a small wood, brings the spectator to a part of the precipitous banks, from whence the Fall is seen to great advantage. In front the river is seen pouring over a height of eighty feet a sheet of white and billowy foam.

(...)

As at the Fall of Corehouse, the river makes here three distinct leaps before it reaches the boiling chasm below; though, when the river is swollen by heavy rain, this is not observed, and the water is projected over in one unbroken torrent. The rocks which overhang the Fall are black, wild, and rugged, and appear as if they had undergone the action of fire. They are fringed with trees, but these possess neither the beauty nor the majesty of those which overhang the other falls. Indeed, Stonebyres has a much wilder and more savage aspect than either of them.”

Descriptive letterpress, from 'Photographs of the Clyde'

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