Wintonís Green Heritage
900 years of
900 years of Winton Estate history spanning two family ownerships should itself demonstrate good, long term stewardship, particularly as we always aim to adhere to the high standards set by the royal craftsmen who built Winton House.
New from old
The older houses, many from the nineteenth century have been modernised, most to a high standard. These works have helped ensure efficient energy use through improved insulation, low energy light bulbs and the use of biofuel heating and hot water systems fed by wood from the Estate woodlands. Conversion of old stone farm steadings remains an option for the future as they are now largely redundant for modern agriculture.
The very old
Current Estate management practices are influenced by geological and archaeological features. For instance, an area containing the archaeological remains of a settlement on Wintonhill Farm was left as farmland rather than be included in a recent forestry planting programme. More visible examples of our past are the Limekilns below Pencaitland which are now viewable from some of the Winton Walks.