Monday, 16 September 2013

Bowhill Dalkeith Palace Gates

These early seventeenth century gates were made for Dalkeith Palace and removed to Bowhill,following the decision in 1920 of the Montague-Douglas-Scott family to shut up the palace, which until the outbreak of the Great War had been the family's main house in Scotland.
At Bowhill the gates were installed on the original approach to the house. After the house was realigned the gates were left to mark the extent of the formal gardens.