Fragments of History: Study Day looking at the Caldwell Estate

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Charles Boot
Jun ’12
10:30 am

Fragments of History: Study Day looking at the Caldwell Estate

Mure Hall and the Caldwell Estate

10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9 June

The study day will introduce the work of the East Renfrewshire Volunteer Survey group in researching and recording local historic designed landscapes and gardens with particular reference to Caldwell. Speakers will follow the fortunes of the Mure family and their influence on the landscape from minor landowners with a simple tower house, through an exiled covenanter and confidante of William of Orange, to a Baron of the Scottish exchequer and his Robert Adam mansion. In the morning (at Mure Hall, Tannoch Road, Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire G78 4AD) the various stages of development of the landscape will be illustrated using maps and other documents and the present state of the gardens will be discussed in terms of the features remaining from the different styles employed. There will also be a presentation on the issues relating to the work of the group and an opportunity for discussion with participants interested in becoming involved in projects of this nature. After a light buffet lunch we will travel the mile or so to Caldwell where the day will continue with a guided tour of the estate and the remaining landscape features. Stout footwear and outdoor clothing is advised for this part of the day.

Cost: £16, to include a buffet lunch. For further details please contact Sue Hewer or 01575 560 259.

To book a place, please send a cheque for £16 (payable to The Garden History Society) to Sue Hewer, Clintlaw Farmhouse, Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 5JF.

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