Maxwell of Monreith Estate Maps and Plans, 1777-1778

 
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A set of 133 detailed estate maps and accompanying schedules of land and extents, relating to the Maxwell of Monreith estate in Wigtownshire. The estate maps were all surveyed by John Gillone (1767-1809) in 1777-78. The maps were scanned by the National Library of Scotland and accessioned as Acc.13374. The original maps are held privately. For other family and estate papers of the Maxwells of Monreith see Dep.299, Acc.7043, Acc.7111, Acc.8816 and Acc.13262 in our Manuscripts Department. This material is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room. For enquiries about the papers please contact the Manuscripts Division. We are very grateful to Monreith Estate for allowing us to scan these maps and make them available online.

The estate maps are divided into three groups. There are two volumes, including maps and accompanying written extents and details, and then a set of individual estate maps:

  1. Book of Plans. A volume entitled Plans of Monreith Estate, lying in the parishes of Mochrum, Glasserton and Kirkinner - the property of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith. Surveyed 1777 & 1778 by John Gilone. This book contains reductions of the Estate Plans (3. below), with on the facing page a summary of the details found in the Book of Description (2. Below). It was probably used as an easy reference tool and/or for use in the field.
  2. Book of Description. A volume entitled Scheme extent and soil of Monreith Estate belonging to Sir William Maxwell of Monreith. Each Estate Plan (3. below) has a corresponding record in this volume, in which the acreage and land use of each field or other area is noted and cross-referenced to the plans.
  3. A set of individual estate maps (incomplete)

Plans of Monreith Estate, lying in the parishes of Mochrum, Glasserton and Kirkinner - the property of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith:

Scheme extent and soil of Monreith Estate belonging to Sir William Maxwell of Monreith:

A set of individual estate maps: