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Offline Solway

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Carlingwark House, Castle Douglas
« on: Tuesday 15 August 17 21:03 BST (UK) »
Can anyone please advise when the above mansion house was built and for whom?
Many thanks.
Henry. Dalrymple. Ross. Rogerson. Bruty. Clark.

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Re: Carlingwark House, Castle Douglas
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 September 17 15:56 BST (UK) »
Try getting in touch with the Dumfries and Galloway Library and Customer Service centre at Castle Douglas (phone-01556 502643)or the Archive Centre within the Ewart Library in Dumfries (Phone-01387 253820). Probably one or other may hold documents which can help with your inquiry.
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Re: Carlingwark House, Castle Douglas
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 September 17 20:34 BST (UK) »
I've managed to track it back via my books, newspapers and censuses to 1813/1814 when it was advertised  for sale in the  Caledonian Mercury.   I believe it was built on the land that Sir William Douglas acquired fron the Gordons in 1790-91 - see histories of Castle Douglas.  In 1861, it was occupied by Capt James Stoddart, RN. I think he bought it  soon after 1856 when the previous owner,  Hannay Inglis died (1856), and ? InglisHannay before then. The Valuation Rolls of 1865 have Stoddart as Proprietor/occupier.

I'll see if I can find any more but I think Lesley's suggestion  is probably best. There is/was also a very good local studies section in the library at Castle Douglas - I was able to find a great deal there.

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Have names and dates on my other machine so will add them/amend if I've got this wrong  ::)
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Re: Carlingwark House, Castle Douglas
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 September 17 21:12 BST (UK) »
Some names a bit out on my previous post which I did from memory ~

McCulloch - before 1814 to  circa 1824
Hannay  - to 1833
Inglis - 1843-1856
Stoddart- 1856 -


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Re: Carlingwark House, Castle Douglas
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 September 17 11:59 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Lesley for your contact numbers, etc, and to you Gadget for all the names associated with the history of the building.  Very interesting to learn of the involvement of Sir William Douglas, on who's  history I also have an interest. 
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Thank you both again for all the advice and assistance to enable me to take this forward.
Henry. Dalrymple. Ross. Rogerson. Bruty. Clark.