Galloway House

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Galloway House
Galloway House.jpg
Galloway House
Location Garlieston, Sorbie, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°46′45″N 4°22′02″W / 54.77923°N 4.36736°W / 54.77923; -4.36736Coordinates: 54°46′45″N 4°22′02″W / 54.77923°N 4.36736°W / 54.77923; -4.36736
Created 1740 (1740)
Galloway House, 19th-century lithograph

Galloway House is a Category A listed country house in Sorbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

History[edit]

Adjoining the estate village of Garlieston, on Wigtown Bay, the house was begun in 1740 for Lord Garlies, later sixth Earl of Galloway, to designs by John Douglas, assisted by John Baxter as site architect. Additions in 1841 were by the Edinburgh architect William Burn.[1][2]

A high wall around the garden was constructed during the Napoleonic Wars by French prisoners of war.[2]

The house and estate were owned by the Earls of Galloway until 1908, when they were forced to sell up. The buyer was Sir Malcolm McEacharn, who developed the garden. In 1930 the house and park were sold again to Lady Forteviot, widow of John Dewar, 1st Baron Forteviot, of the Dewar's Whisky family. She died in 1940, when the house became a hospital for men injured during the Second World War. Lady Forteviot's step-grandson, Edward Strutt, added to the garden, but in 1947 the house was sold to Glasgow Corporation, and until 1976 was a boarding school. After that it was sold back into private ownership, firstly to an American, and then an Australian. In June 2011 the house was put on the market yet again, with an asking price of £1,500,000[2] which was reduced to £1,300,000 in 2013 and £595,000 in September 2014.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Galloway House and Park Walls, Listed Building Report at hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk, accessed 29 December 2011
  2. ^ a b c Galloway House up for Sale at gallowaygazette.co.uk/news, accessed 29 December 2011
  3. ^ AB & A Matthews LLP property listing

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