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Francis Grose

Dolquharran Castle

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.

Grose writes: "From the battlements of the tower there is a fine prospect, the river winding under the eye, through a well wooded valley.  This venerable building is the property of Thomas Kennedy, of Dunure, Esq. for whom Mr. Adams is erecting a handsome house, of the castlellated form, in the adjacent demesnes (reference to Culzean)."

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Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAPR015n
Creation Date:
1789
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council