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Landscapes and Lives

by Judy Riley

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ISBN: 9781788854962
Published: 05 May 2022
Format: E-Book
Extent: 240
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
Local history
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About the Book

For many people, Tyninghame on the beautiful East Lothian coast means beaches, sea birds and salt marshes. But this place on the southern boundary of the Firth of Forth was once an important monastic site, the burial place of St Baldred and later a bishop’s palace that eventually became the seat of the earls of Haddington. In the early eighteenth century, its landscape was dramatically changed by a young woman, Lady Helen Hope and her husband, Thomas Hamilton, 6th Earl of Haddington. The church, the house, the gardens and surroundings have undergone many transformations since they lived here, but somehow their vision has remained intact and unspoiled.

Judy Riley reveals a fascinating story, weaving together the different threads – archaeological, historical, religious and horticultural – which make up this special place in a corner of East Lothian.

The Author

Judy Riley

A love of gardens and a fascination for their design and history led Judy Riley to become a landscape architect. Born in Cambridge, her first career was as a linguist and she taught Spanish in Ireland before settling in Scotland, where she continued to teach. A keen conservationist, she was the founding chair of Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage.

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