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the stair case but the interior of the house
is not in keeping with elaborate decoration of
the exterior. There was lying in the hall a
privately printed account of the building
which I must make use of in writing the des:
:cription if I can borrow a copy. There is
a beautiful wrought iron rail to a balcony at
the back of the house and on the balcony a
sun dial dated ?168 - with a bronze gnomon
most exquisitely chased in a design of birds
and foliage.
Leaving Drumlanrig late in the afternoon we
visited Tibbers Castle and found the ruins of
an Edwardian Castle with a well 45 deep in
the centre which no doubt gave the name "tobar"
to the castle. MacGibbon will plan it. The
castle was cleared of ruins in the sixties of
last century and it is stated in a presidential
address of the Dumfries & Galloway Arch. & Nat.
Hist. Soc. [Archaeology & Natural History Society] that the kitchen midden was discovered
& numerous bones found including those of
the bos longifrons - but the accounts makes
no mention of pottery. I wonder where the detailed
account of it was published if so done!
See also Macfarlanes Geog. [Geographical] Collections

9th June 1912.
After luncheon walked up Tynron
Doon with Gladstone.

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