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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CASTLEDYKES Castledykes
Castledykes
Castledykes
Castledykes
J. B. Hepburn
Thomas Thomson Esqr.
Map of Town 1819
R. Kemp Esqr.
055 [Situation] About 45 chains S. [South] by E. [East] of St. Michaels Ch. [Church]
A plain 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 handsomely varied by banks & terraces which is 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 grounds which the proprietor formed into terraces etc. The Horticultural Society of Dumfries hold their annual Show of flowers general for some time past within these ornamental grounds, within the grounds is a Green house vinery etc also a neat cottage occupied by the Gardener. The name Castledykes was originally applied to the fortifications that defended Cummins Castle which stood here on Castle Hill. The house is the property and residence of John B. Hepburn Esqr.

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