DiCamillo Companion

Parton House

  • Earlier Houses: There was an 18th century house (the first house) that was demolished in 1884 and replaced by the 19th century house (the second house) that is the focus of this record. The first house was visited by Robert Burns and his friend John Syme in July of 1793, during their first tour of Galloway.

    House Replaced By: The 19th century house was itself replaced by a mid-20th century house (the third house).

    Collections: A 1790s portrait of William Glendonwyn by Henry Raeburn that once hung in Parton House is today in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

  • Chapel & Church: In the grounds are the remains of a Catholic chapel.

  • Architect: Peddie & Kinnear

    Date: 1884
    Designed: House

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 237, 1854.

  • Title: Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum - 1993
    Author: Smith, Ruth (Editor)
    Year Published: 1993
    Reference: pg. 85
    Publisher: London: The Pevensey Press
    ISBN: 0907115144
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT FIRST HOUSE: William Glendonwyn, 18th century. SEATED AT SECOND HOUSE: Rigby-Murray family, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No