Parton, Dumfries an Gallowa

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Coordinates: 55°00′29″N 4°02′31″W / 55.008°N 4.042°W / 55.008; -4.042

The veelage o Parton

Parton is a clachan situatit on the baunks o the River Dee in the historical coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire, Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.

Namely biggins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Parton Row is the name o cots rebuilt in 1901 bi the laird, Benjamin Rigby Murray, o Parton Hoose. Ane wis uised as a leebrary an readin room. The clock tour wis addit tae an existin byre bit later convertit til a steamie. In later years the biggin nearist the haw wis the veelage shap an post office, an wish the hame o Sam Callander (1992-2012) that devotit a muckle o his lilfe tae promuivin the memory o James Clerk Maxwell.

Murray built an aw the veelage haw in 1908 wi the motto ower the entry "Floreat Partona"

Parton railwey station wis pairt o the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway line, bit closed in 1965. The station biggin wis convertit til a preevat hoose.

Parton Kirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Parton Kirk is bi Walter Newall an wis built in 1832-3. O the auld kirk o circa 1593 anely the east gavel waw survives and serves as pairt o the buirial hainin o James Clerk Maxwell, his guidwife Katherine Clerk Maxwell, an the Rigby-Murrays o Parton. The aik poupit fae Auld Parton Kirk datit tae 1598 is noo in the National Museum o Scotland in Edinburgh. It beirs the initals "I.G." for John Glendonwyn o Patron, patron o the pairish kirk whase airms are includit in the cairved decorement.[1]

Kenspeckle mathemical pheesicist James Clerk Maxwell bade at the nearby Glenlair Hoose. He wis famous for developin formulae governin electricity an magnetism as weel as the Maxwell-Boltzmann Distreebution in the kinetic theory o gases. He is commemoratit bi a moniment aside the Parton war memorial afore the kirk.

Buirit in the kirkyaird an aw is Maxwell's faither John Clerk Maxwell o Middlebie, an Elma Yerburgh (1864-1946)[2] o the Thwaites Brewery faimily fae Blackburn, Lancashire that bade at nearby Barwhillanty.[3] Buirit here an aw is Dr David Summers (1947-2009), pheesicist and poet o Napier University, Edinburgh.[1] [2] Archived 2019-04-28 at the Wayback Machine Dr Summers bade in Parton Row.

Estates[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Barwhillanty - bi airchitect A Thompson, 1887, hame o the Yerburghs o the Daniel Thwaites breein faimily.[4] Archived 2020-03-21 at the Wayback Machine
  • Glenlaggan - hame o the Sanderson faimily, stuid o an heich blet leukin ootower Loch Ken, demolisht 1950s
  • Glenlair - hame o James Clerk Maxwell. Hoose bi Walter Newall, 1830, addeetions for Maxwell bi Peddie an Kinnear in 1884. Pairtial malafoustert bi fire in 1929, unnergaun restoration bi the Glenlair Trust.[5]
  • Parton Hoose - umwhile the seat o the auld Catholic Glendonwyn faimly and lter the Rigby-Murrays. Veesitit bi Robert Burns an his freed John Syme on thair first Tour o Gallowa on 27 Julie 1793.[6][deid airtin] An 18t century big hoose, replace't wi a Victorian big hoose in 1884, demolisht 1966, a modren hoose is nou on the site. In the grunds is the remeens o the Catholic hamelt chaipel an priest's hoose.[7] Archived 2020-03-21 at the Wayback Machine

James Clerk Maxwell[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Pulpit of oak from Parton Church". National Museums of Scotland. n.d. Archived frae the original on 25 Februar 2019. Retrieved 24 Februar 2019.
  2. "Monumental Inscriptions at Parton Kirkyard". Retrieved 13 Februar 2011.
  3. "The Woodfold Estate". Documents relating to the Woodfold Estate, Pleasington, Blackburn. The National Archives. Retrieved 13 Februar 2011.

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