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The Hermitage Bridge, Dunkeld 5

The Hermitage Bridge, Dunkeld 5

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 5

Length: 9.9

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"From the base of Craigvinean, there projects a long wooded eminence across whch a path leads to Ossian's Hall. This Hermitage, or summer-house, generally esteemed the greatest curiosity about Dunkeld, is 40 feet above the Fall, and placed in such a manner that the cascade is entirely concealed by its walls...

The scenery around the Hermitage has recently been somewhat spoiled through the carelessness or ignorance of a workman who misunderstood the orders of the late Duke, and, instead of cleaning out the Hermitage as desired, cut down and cleared away a great part of the beautiful shrubbery which surrounded it."

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

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