Duntrune House

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Duntrune, a beautiful mansion in the detached section of Dundee parish, Forfarshire, near the left bank of Fithie Burn, 4½ miles NE of Dundee town. From its high site, 330 feet above sea-level, it commands a magnificent prospect-over Ballumbie and Linlathen woods, Broughty Ferry and the Firth of Tay, to St Andrews, with its grand old tower of St Rule standing out clear on the sky-line. Here lived and died the author of Mystifications, shrewd, witty, kindly Miss Stirling Graham (1782-1877), whose nephew and heir, John Edmund Lacon, Esq., holds 441 acres in the shire, valued at £1366 per annum. A neighbouring hamlet bears the name of Burnside of Duntrune. Dr John Brown's John Leech and other Papers (Edinb. 1882).

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