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Monreith House

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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Monreith, an elegant modern mansion in Mochrum parish, SE Wigtownshire, 1¼ mile ESE of Port-William. White Loch (4¾ x 12/3 furl.) lies within the large and finely wooded park; and a 16th century cross, 7 feet high-, has been placed in front of the house. Held by a younger branch of the Maxwells of Caerlaverock since 1481 Monreith is now the property of Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, seventh Bart. since 1681 (b. 1845; suc. 1877), who has sat as Conservative member for Wigtownshire since 1880, and who owns 16,877 acres in the county, valued at £15,290 per annum. The small village of Monreith is in Glasserton parish, at the head of little Monreith Bay, 2¼ miles SSE of Port-William and 5½ W of Whithorn.—Ord. Sur., shs. 4, 2, 1857-56.

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