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Monreith House

Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Monreith House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Monreith House Policies

Canmore ID 62801

Site Number NX34SE 55

NGR NX 35577 42864

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Mochrum
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX34SE 55.00 35577 42864

NX34SE 55.01 NX 35349 42834 Icehouse

NX34SE 55.02 NX 36009 43307 Myrton Cottage

NX34SE 55.03 NX 35549 42882 North Office Court

NX34SE 55.04 NX 35545 42870 South Office Court

NX34SE 55.05 NX 35145 42489 Pheasantry Cottage

NX34SE 55.06 NX 35836 41907 Bridge Lodge

NX34SE 55.07 NX 36257 43990 North Lodge

NX34SE 55.08 NX 35455 43663 Lochend Lodge

NX34SE 55.09 NX 35064 43259 Cupid Hill Cottage

See also:

NX34SW 7 NX 34980 42950 West Gate, South Lodge

NX34SW 8 NX 34969 42929 West Gate Piers

NX34SE 56 NX 36250 43324 Mains Farm

For decorated stone from Rashnock Plantation (NX c. 355 423 ), see NX34SE 64.

Architecture Notes


Scottish Record Office

SRO/SC 19/65/1

Wigton SC Records Vol.1. Feb 1972 & Feb 1793

Amount of money expended on building Mansion House upon the entailed Estate of Monreith at Drumwhat in the Barony on Merton by Sir Wm Maxwell, Heir at present in possession of sd Estate at and preceeding the Term of Martinmas last. 1791 - of the building of which Mansion House due intimation were made on 7th and 9th days of march last 1791 in terms of Act sof Parliament past in the year 1768 for encouraging the improvements of lands held under settlement of strict entail in Scotland - in confirmity to which said Sir Wm Maxwell does intend being a Creditor to the succeeding Heir of Entail for three fourth parts of sums contained in the following:

August 30th 1791

Edward Creichton cut the ground.

Factor to Edinburgh to assist at contracting for building said house with Mr Alexr Stevens, Architect.

Paid Mr Stevens to account for masonwork and materials furnished by him per William Elliot his Foremen's receipt preceeding this date.

Receipts noted.

Receipt by William Elliot. 6th Nov 1791. Received by me Foreman mason to Mr Alexr. Stevens, Architect £206.15/-

Receipt by John Neilson, Forman wright to Mr Alxr Stevens Archt.


Gothick library originally at Felix Hall, Essex now installed in Monreith. After 1939.

Architect: Wyatt - alterations C1815. Drawings pre1939/45 sgd by Wyatt. Information from Sir Aymer Maxwell.


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