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The Ha-ha and East lawn. Hopetoun House and Gardens, South Queensferry, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe.

The Ha-ha and East lawn. Hopetoun House and Gardens, South Queensferry, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Stan Pritchard / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2D6M8A8

File size:

38.5 MB (1.9 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

4500 x 2994 px | 38.1 x 25.3 cm | 15 x 10 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

12 September 2020

Location:

Hopetoun House and Grounds, South Queensferry, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe.

More information:

A ha-ha is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond. The design includes a turfed incline that slopes downward to a sharply vertical face (typically a masonry retaining wall). Ha-has are used in landscape design to prevent access to a garden by, for example, grazing livestock without obstructing views. In security design, the element is used to deter vehicular access to a site while minimizing visual obstruction. Hopetoun House is a country house near South Queensferry owned by the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust, a charity established in 1974 to preserve the house and grounds as a national monument, to protect and improve their amenities, and to preserve the furniture, paintings, manuscripts, and other articles of historical interest associated with the house. The south wing of the house is occupied by the family of Adrian Hope, 4th Marquess of Linlithgow. The house is a Category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. The house was built 1699–1701 and designed by Sir William Bruce. The house was then hugely extended from 1721 by William Adam until his death in 1748, being one of his most notable projects. The interior was completed by his sons John Adam and Robert Adam. The magnificent entrance hall dates from 1752.

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