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The Barony “A” Frame
west of Auchinleck, East Ayrshire
The A Frame at the Barony Colliery, Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotland

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.


The A Frame at the Barony Colliery, Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotland

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.


The A Frame at the Barony Colliery, Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotland

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.


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