The Barony “A” Frame - Auchinleck
The last remnant of Barony Colliery to the west of Auchinleck in Ayrshire.
This was the main frame that operated the 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 can be seen from many miles away and is well worth a visit if travelling on
the A75 or the A70 through Ayrshire.
It's also 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.
There's a lot of good stuff to see and do in the area.
A tighter crop and further to the right.
This view from the height of the top of the frame - around 120 feet (37 metres) - 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.