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Glen Stuart, Glenstuart, Glen Stewart or Glenstewart

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•  Much altered house, 19th century in present form, but said to incorporate earlier house. 2 storeys; rubble-built with ashlar dressings and painted margins. Asymmetrical long W and
E elevations, the former with main entrance, 2 piend-roofed asymmetrical wings form court. Corniced stacks; slate roofs.

Heavily overgrown driveway bridge to NW of house difficult to date, but may be pre-19th century.

'A small white house buried at the end of a narrow glen and overshadowed by trees' Neville Waterfield

•  Glen Stewart, one of the houses on Lord Queensberry's Scottish estate of Kinmount, previously the home of Lady Florence's mother, the Dowager Marchioness.

•  Lady Florence Dixie (1855-1905), travel writer, war correspondent, and feminist, a daughter of the 8th Marquess of Queensberry, was born and lived much of her later life on the Kinmount estate at Glenstewart House after her husband lost his family seat through gambling. She had married Sir Alexander Beaumont Churchill Dixie, 11th Baronet (1851-1924), known as "Sir A.B.C.D."

•  Glen Stewart House, This name applies to a Glen the surface of Which is covered with mixed moor near its centre stands a house called Glenstewart it is the property of Lord Mansfield

•  On Glen Burn about 12 1/2 miles from Dumfries Burgh A large house three story high of Modern construction being the Seat of the Marquis of Queensberry it is situated in a deep glen and surrounded by an enclosed Wood from whence it derives its name there are extensive offices and Kennel connected with it about a quarter of a mile to the south east of Glenstewart being the property of his Grace.

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