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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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Barnton, a mansion in Cramond parish, Edinburghshire, near the river Almond, 4¼ miles WNW of Edinburgh. It stands on or near the site of Cramond Regis, an ancient hunting-seat of Scotland's kings; and, till recently the seat of the Ramsays of Barnton, it now belongs to Sir Jas. Ramsay-Gibson Maitland, who, born in 1848, succeeded as fourth Bart. (cre. 1818) in 1876. A magnificent park of nearly 400 acres surrounds it. See Clifton Hall. Barnwell, an ancient parish in Kyle district, Ayrshire, divided in the 17th century between Craigie and Tarbolton.

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