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Auchinleck House

Auchinleck House

Perhaps influenced by the building of Dumfries House, neighbouring landowner Alexander Boswell, created Lord Auchinleck in 1754, decided that he too would have a mansion in the Classical style as befitted his new status. Though similar in broad outlines to Dumfries House there is no proof that the Adam brothers made any contribution to Auchinleck House, which was completed by 1760. The pediment carries a motto from Horace: QUOD PETIS, HIC EST, EST ULUBRIS, ANIMUS SI TE NON DEFICIT AEQUUS - Whatever you seek is here, even at Ulubrae [i.e. Auchinleck] if contentment do not fail thee.

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