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Francis Grose

Corshill House

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Captain Francis Grose was one of the first systematic recorders of architectural and archaeological remains in Britain. His six volume Antiquities of England and Wales published between 1773 and 1787, was followed by Antiquities of Scotland in two volumes published in 1789 and 1791. Robert Burns met him while he was undertaking the latter, and became a friend – writing three pieces about him including On Captain Grose’s Peregrinations through Scotland.

This is a plate from Antiquities of Scotland showing of Corshill House.

 

"This ruin stands about a mile from Stewarton, in the main road leading from thence to Paisley.  It was once the seat of the family of Cunningham.  The last person who dwelt in it was Sir David Cunningham, thence denominated of Corshill.  His grandson is now Lord Lisle.  At a small distance from this ruin are some small remains of a more ancient building belonging to the same family."

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAPR006n
Creation Date:
1789
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council