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Louise Carnegie Gates

A fine set of wrought-iron gates designed to provide a fitting entrance to Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline, the Louise Carnegie Gates form a wide three-quarters circle at the western end of Bridge Street in the town centre. The elaborate gates, set within Renaissance-style masonry, incorporate the images of animals, birds, flowers and fruit. The design was by Jamieson and Arnott, while the ironwork was by Thomas Hadden. The gates were funded by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust as a tribute to Louise Whitfield Carnegie (1857 - 1946), the widow of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919). The Neo-Baroque design incorporates her initials and his, together with three letters "M" for Margaret Morrison, his mother, Margaret Carnegie, their daughter and Margaret Miller, their grand-daughter. The park had been bought by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and opened to the citizens of Dunfermline. The gates were restored in 2000.


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