Glenlair House

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Glenlair House. Parton, Dumfries and Galloway. Photo by Stuart Reid

Glenlair House, near the village of Corsock in the Scottish Council area of Dumfries and Galloway, was the home of the physicist James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879). The original structure was designed for Maxwell's father by Walter Newall; Maxwell himself oversaw the construction of an extension in the late 1860s, and further improvements were made by his heir, Andrew Wedderburn-Maxwell.[1] Fires in 1899 and 1929 left the house gutted, but a project to preserve and stabilize the remains has been undertaken by the Maxwell at Glenlair Trust.


  1. ^ Cat, Jordi (2007). "Glenlair: A Brief Architectural History". Glenlair. The Maxwell at Glenlair Trust. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 

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Coordinates: 55°01′44″N 3°56′34″W / 55.028822°N 3.942886°W / 55.028822; -3.942886