Recent (Social)

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David Steel

The Gatehouse Adventure: The Makers of a Planned Town 1760 to 1830

Recent (Social), Industrial Archaeology, History, Genealogy

TDGNHAS Series III, 85 (2011), 119(3.42 MB)


This paper uses a variety of original sources on planned settlements in South West Scotland and the local industrial archaeology in order to explore the progress of Gatehouse of Fleet from the early 1760s, focusing first on the early feuars in the settlement established by James Murray of Broughton near his new mansion at Cally. The paper tracks attempts to bring industry such as tanning and brewing to Gatehouse. Using legal papers in particular, evidence shows how James Murray, other landowners, his partners in the new businesses and local tradesmen all became caught up in the rapid rise and subsequent failure of the Ayr Bank in 1772. The lasting effects of the bank’s failure on the local economy due to the financial burden on Murray and others is examined and we see how this led to a lack of new building, followed by the emigration of a number of the Gatehouse feuars. Development began to pick up only in 1777 when Murray promoted the settlement in the press and reduced feu duties for all new building. Cotton manufacture came to Gatehouse in 1785 with the signing of a contract between Murray and the Birtwhistle family, which led to the construction of a substantial mill. The rapid but short lived development and subsequent decline of the cotton industry and its effect on Gatehouse is examined in some detail. Finally we see how Gatehouse returned to its earlier role as a supplier of tradesmen to Cally Estate under Alexander Murray of Broughton.


J. Pickin

A Concealed Sock from Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire

Recent, Recent (Social), Folklore

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 138(2.63 MB)


A short article describing the finding of a sock in a recess close to the chimney flue at Mull Cottage, Kirkmaiden. The sock was found to be stuffed with thistles and it is suggested that it may be of 18th century date and concealed to trap spitits: it is


W. Holland

Additional Information on the Churches at Lochend and Beeswing

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 124(2.95 MB)


This short Addenda contribution provides additional information on church provision at Beeswing and Lochend in the light of Richard Smith's article 'Presbyterian Divisions and Edifice Rivalry in Galloway, 1743-1900' which appeared in volume 80 of these Tr


D.E. Marsden

The Development of Kirkcudbright in the Early 19th Century by the Emergence of Voluntarism

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 109(2.95 MB)


In the 1790s Kirkcudbright was developed by an initiative inaugurated and overseen by the
Burgh Council and inspired by a touch of personal design imparted by the interaction of
the Burgh Council and the local lairds, the Dunbar family.(1) Thus there em


C. Nicolson

The Ordeal of Patrick McMaster: A Galloway Merchant in the American Revolution

Recent, Recent (Social), Genealogy, History

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 99(2.95 MB)


Patrick McMaster was born on March 19, 1741, at Currochtrie in Kirkmaiden parish. This article describes the various vissisitudes that befell him while in business in Colonial Boston at the time of the American War of Independence. The article aims to con


D. Finnegan

Border Hints and Scientific Contagion: The Rise and Spread of Victorian Natural History Societies in Victorian Scotland

Recent, Recent (Social), Miscellaneous, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 178(3.8 MB)


Summary of a lecture given to the Society on 4th November 2005. The talk unearthed fragments of the rich tradition of publication participation in natural science by re-visiting the enthusiastic and idiosyncratic world of popular natural history in Victor


A. Shukman

Kirkcudbright Pont-Aven: Artists in Search of Inspiration by David Devereux, John Hudson and Catherine Paget. A Review

Recent, Recent (Social), Recent (Literature & Art)

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 172(3.8 MB)


A review of the Stewartry Museum booklet 'Kirkcudbright Pont-Aven: Artists in Search of Inspiration' by David Devereux, John Hudson and Catherine Paget. For those who enjoyed the ‘Kirkcudbright-Pont Aven’ exhibition at the Tolbooth in 2004 this beautifull


A.R. Williams and P.G. Williams

A Field-Study Meeting in Galloway, August 1939: The Institute of Sociology, Le Play House

Recent, Recent (Social), Recent (Literature & Art), Geology, Botany, Archaeology (General), Agriculture, Industrial Archaeology, History, Antiquarian, Field Meeting

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 143(3.8 MB)


Between 1st and 15th August 1939 the Institute of Sociology, Le Play House, 35 Gordon Square, London held a field study meeting in Galloway. Centred on Newton Stewart the group set out to investigate the natural history, history and social science of the


J. Young

The Former Use of Flight-Nets to Capture Wildfowl on the Inner Solway

Ornithology, Recent (Social), Recent

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 1(3.8 MB)


Throughout the latter part of the 19th century, while shooting was widespread, ‘flightnetting’ emerged as an alternative method of obtaining wildfowl and waders for the table, barter or the market. Netting was practised intensively only on the north shore


L.J. Philip

The Planned Villages of Dumfries and Galloway, 1730 to 1850: location, form and function

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 79 (2005), 192(4.05 MB)


Summary of a lecture delivered to the Society at its meeting of 26th March 2005 at Kirkcudbright.
A planned village was defined as a settlement that was founded or substantially rebuilt in the 18th and early to mid 19th centuries with the support or appr


I. Cochrane-Dyet

The Old Coach Road from Dumfries to Edinburgh

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 79 (2005), 192(4.05 MB)


Summary of a lecture delivered to the Society on the occasion Members' Night 4th March 2005.
The Dumfriesshire part of the route of the old coach road through Tinwald, Lochmaben, Beattock and Moffat to the county boundary was described in considerable de


Jane Murray

The William McDowall Selby Collection

Genealogy, Archaeology (Non-British), Archaeology (General), Prehistory (General), Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Mediaeval, Roman and Romano British, Parish History, Antiquarian, Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 79 (2005), 147(4.05 MB)


In 1946 a Miss Helen Selby brought into the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland a collection of artefacts gathered largely from local sources by her father, William McDowall Selby, and grandfather, Robert Bird Selby, who served successively as medi