from Duff House to the Bridge of Alvah.
from Duff house,
in the spot where the Earl’s of Fife once stood,
we’ll wander through the Fife gates
and into ‘Wrack Wood’.
along the track,
an old ‘Ice House’ you can see,
it was Duff House’s refrigerator,
but now it’s history.
a ‘Mausoleum’ you will find,
built by the 2nd Earl in 1790,
and has an old monument behind.
Gothic style building,
was originally built with no wood,
it used to have stained glass windows,
and elegantly it stood.
original roof did leak
and in the 19th Century they did tile,
but its still a wonderful building,
with character and style.
vault is underground,
21 coffins it does contain,
including the 1st Earl and the Countess,
who the 2nd Earl brought home.
is the most beautiful scenic spot,
it’s called the ‘Bridge of Alvah’
and I’m sure you’ll like it a lot!
single arched bridge,
was built in 1772,
it stands about 40 feet high,
a crossing over the Deveron for you.
is the ‘Montcoffer Wood’,
you can follow the track further,
to Macduff if your in the mood.
8th January 2004
The rear of the mausoleum
Bridge of Alvah
The Ice House