The Barony “A” Frame
west of Auchinleck, East Ayrshire
The last remnant of the Barony Colliery to the west of Auchinleck in Ayrshire.
This was the main frame that operated cages to lower the miners into the pit.
As you can see the space around the frame is now a picnic area. To the side of
the entrance arch is a granite slab to the memory of those who worked there
and the area around the frame has several information panels and tributes to
those unfortunate few who died in accidents.
This massive structure is not more than a mile from the entrance to
Dumfries House which is a magnificently restored house built by the Adam
brothers in the 1750s as well as close to the museum in nearby Auchinleck to
James Boswell the biographer of Samuel Johnson.
Tourists find a lot of good stuff to see and do in the area.
This view from the height of the top of the frame - around 120 feet - gives
a good idea of the massive size of the structure and also shows the north
end of the town of Auchinleck a mile or so to the east.