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Latitude: 55.1433 / 55°8'36"N
Longitude: -3.6867 / 3°41'12"W
OS Eastings: 292589
OS Northings: 584519
OS Grid: NX925845
Mapcode National: GBR 28PZ.M2
Mapcode Global: WH5W3.BZNF
Entry Name: Friars Carse Burns Hermitage
Listing Date: 26 June 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335469
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4233
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Lochar
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
1874 (dated) restoration and re-facing of circa 1790
hermitage. Single storey small rectangular-plan gabled
structure. Red sandstone rubble with polished dressings and
roll-moulded openings. Door and bipartite to south wall,
single window on east gable (all narrow, shouldered lights
with splayed cills). Gableted crow steps; skewputts on south
wall bear masonic motifs (1 uncarved); single small apex
stack; slate roof.
Interior: segmental-arched fireplace on west gable, corbel
set in wall above bearing heraldic device.
Enclosed by plain cast-iron railings.
Built by Captain Rober Riddel of Friars Carse (then known as
Glenriddel) as a retreat both he and Robert Burns might use
when the latter lived nearby, at Ellisland. "Restoration" by
Thomas Nelson of Friars Carse. Burns inscribed a verse on one
of the window panes (now removed for safe keeping).
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