Sweet Heart Lane (Dumfries in Miniature)

Dumfries Sweetheart Arches
Credit: Richard East
cows
Credit: Evelyn R
sweetheart_arches
Credit: Ross MacKay
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Sweetheart Lane 2
Credit: Richard East
Sweetheart Lane
Credit: Richard East
'Sweetheart Lane' promitional leaflet
Credit: ©CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collection: The Mitchell Library, Special Collections
'Sweetheart Lane' promitional leaflet
Credit: ©CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collection: The Mitchell Library, Special Collections
Credit: Donald Whannell
Credit: Donald Whannell
Credit: Donald Whannell
Credit: Donald Whannell
Credit: Moira Langston
Credit: Moira Langston
Entrance to Sweet Heart Lane Credit: Violet Langston
Credit: Violet Langston
Credit: Morven Maciver
Credit: Morven Maciver
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Replica cross from ‘Sweetheart Lane’ in its location at January 2023. Credit: Graeme Muir
Galloway Cattle at Threave Gardens, Feb 2023 - Credit: Evelyn Muir
Galloway Cattle at Threave Gardens, Feb 2023 – Credit: Evelyn Muir
Galloway Cattle at Threave Gardens, Feb 2023 - Credit: Evelyn Muir
Galloway Cattle at Threave Gardens, Feb 2023 – Credit: Evelyn Muir
Garden Festival 'zone'

The Rendezvous

Sponsor, if appropriate

Dumfries & Galloway District Council

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation

Partly known

Notes

A set of metal arches previously installed at Dock Park, Dumfries were part of this exhibit and represented the architecture of Sweetheart Abbey. However this post states that the arches were removed in 2016. A response, by Dumfries & Galloway Council, to an email request of March 2023 clarified that the arches 'have been considered for several other project areas but due to the size, and cost to move have not been used... ...they are currently being stored'. A replica Celtic cross (in the style of the Whithorn School), which was featured in the exhibit, now stands at the corner of Ewart Drive, Newton Stewart (as of November 2022). The Belted Galloway cow sculptures from the exhibit are at Threave Castle Estate (observed March 2021). One of the two sculpted heads from the 'Moffat Ram Gateway' (the entrance to Sweetheart Lane from the Rendezvous) is in private hands.

2 comments

  1. Jack Sloan says:

    Carved stone(?) Galloway Cross in style of the Whithorn School stands at the corner of Ewart Drive, Newton Stewart. It was part of this. Think there was also a short run of three arches beside it from the D&G Lane. Wish I knew where the fiberglass Belted Galloway cows went to!

    1. Thanks, Jack – well spotted, and now added to the database. It does appear in Garden Festival pics we’ve seen, but nothing we have, unfortunately. It seems likely, judging by the leaflet map, that this cross would have stood at the end of the Sweetheart Arches, in the distance of Richard East’s image at the top of this page.

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