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CASTLEDYKES CastledyKes
CastledyKes
CastledyKes
CastledyKes
J.B. Hepburn Esqre.
Thomas Thomson Esqre.
Map of Town 1819
R. Kemp Esqre.
055 [Situation] About 48 chains S.by E. [South by East] of St. Michael Church
A handsome house with portico in front, having suitable out offices, with ornamental ground tastefully planted with Shrubbery And large trees And a Small well cultivated garden attached.- The grounds are beautifully varied by banKs And terraces partly natural and partly Artificial, Part of the grounds being the Site of an old Quarry the refuse heaps etc. Contributed to the irregularity of the ground And which the proprietor formed into terraces etc. There is A Greenhouse, Vinery etc on the grounds, and also a neat Cottage occupied by the Gardener The Name Castle Dykes was originally applied to the fortifications that defended Comyns Castle which Stood here on castle Hill. The property of John B. Hepburn

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Parish of Dumfries -- Plan 55.3 -- [Page] 185

Low Road - See Page 232 [Situation] From Nithbank running S.S.E. [South South East] to Kelton.

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