Web
Analytics
Report - - "The Coo Palace" - Courseyard Model Dairy, Dumfries & Galloway | Other Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - "The Coo Palace" - Courseyard Model Dairy, Dumfries & Galloway

Ariadne

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
For coos, or for royalty? As a rule, agricultural buildings don't normally register on my richter scale of urbex excitement, but I just had to post this for its sheer randomness! I love the ornate and slightly preposterous architecture, but the location is absolutely stunning too - remote, windswept and serenely beautiful.

It was built as a farm and model dairy between 1911 and 1914. The main milking parlour building with the tower stands at the front, with a courtyard (playing host to the most impressive, no, hang on, the only, Italianate drinking trough I've ever seen) to the rear. The smaller buildings around the courtyard include stables, barn, tackroom etc. The dairy closed in 1984, and various plans have been approved for holiday lets and most recently a film studio. None of these developments have ever materialised and the buildings are now in a critical state of disrepair. There's more information on the Scottish Buildings at Risk register.

It's not a huge site, and the main tower building is shut up tight, but the rest of it provided an hour or so of photographic shenanigans.

On with the visuals:

1. From the road
3830943751_ebd6dcdea3.jpg


2.
3831747830_11f82cbe2c.jpg


3.
3831751762_2704d418d5.jpg


4. Stylin' it up down on the farm

5. Inside the rear courtyard buildings
3830950113_44eb6ecbfb.jpg


6. Inside the milking parlour. Great tiles. Couldn't get in the tower, darn it!
3831749896_0f5cb8a57c.jpg


7. In the stables. Excuse the state of the picture - no tripod and didn't want to disturb the owls with a flash!
3907846132_d99567910a.jpg


8. Leaded windows in the barn
3907846686_2a47351d1e.jpg


9. Fancy a drink?
3831792582_132115b553.jpg


10. Dairy heaven since 1911...
3830995305_ca6105a812.jpg


11. The view's not bad either... (gate arch with the Lake District in the distance)
3831752474_3312523910.jpg



12.
3830994821_12734d8724.jpg


13. My favourite photo from the day. Yes, they were tasty!

Well, there we go. A wee bit of randomness to brighten up your day! Maybe rurex rather than urbex, but architectural quirkiness by the bucketload nevertheless.

Moo.
 
Last edited:

Similar threads