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Balvie Castle





Photograph of Mains
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The original residence was called Mains, and is about a mile south of that now photographed, and has long been abandoned by them as a dwelling. The old name of the present house was Balvie, and by this name it was known until the late John Campbell Douglas purchased it and changed its name, when he made it the mansion-house of his estate of Mains.


The lands of "Balvey" and "Maynes" were granted, along with a number of others, early in the thirteenth century, by Maldoven, Earl of Lennox, to Maurice Galbraith.


Read more in the entry for Mains>>>


See also:
Galbraith lands

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