Show Navigation

Architecture

Dumfries House

Dumfries House

A short distance from Cumnock and set in a 2,000-acre estate is a large mansion in the grand Palladian style. This is Dumfries House, which was built between 1754 and 1760 for William, 5th Earl of Dumfries and was the work of John and Robert Adam. It was Robert Adam's first major work. The Earl had commissioned the brothers to design and build a new family home to replace the ageing Leifnorris House.

Read More