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THORNHILL VILLAGE THE CROSSLB17337

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Morton

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 87879 95478
  • Coordinates: 287879, 595478

Description

Possibly by James Smith. Erected 1714. Red ashlar market

cross, comprising single fluted Ionic column having swagged

capital supporting (lead) Pegasus; all raised on panelled

octagonal drum base and stepped plinth.

Statement of Special Interest

Erected when the new line of road through Thornhill was

built; originally placed south of present site between the

Inn (now 99-I02 South Drumlanrig St.) and the (demolished)

courthouse; shown there on RHP 37535 (1742): moved to present

site presumably circa 1772 when plans were made for

developing the village (RHP 38136/5), and certainly there

by circa 1790 when OSA account was written.

NRA(S) 1275, bundle 1545 includes account to William Lukeup

and Robert Porteous "for securing the cross of Thornhill

when in danger of falling" 13.6.1744.

References

Bibliography

J.K. Hewison, DALGARNOC, 1935 p.61ff.

(Quoting Rae Ms.)

C.T. Ramage, DRUMLANRIG & THE DOUGLASES, 1876 p.344.

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