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A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Castlemilk, an estate, with a mansion, in St Mungo parish, Dumfriesshire, 3 miles SSE of Lockerbie. The estate, which gave name to the parish in the 12th and 13th centuries, went from the Bruces by marriage, first to the royal Stewarts, next to the Maxwells of Nithsdale; and, having passed by sale through many hands, is now the property of Rt. Jardine, Esq. (b. 1826), M. P. for Dumfries 1868-74, and for Dumfriesshire since 1880, who owns 7714 acres in the shire, valued at £8598 per annum. The mansion, on the left bank of Milk Water, is a stately edifice, rebuilt in 1866 on the site of a previous mansion of date 1796. The original castle was built by one of the Bruces, and is said to have been besieged by both the Protector Somerset and Oliver Cromwell.

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