Plans of the Property of William Forbes Esq. of Callendar, 1800-1817

decorative graphic illustrating this particular set of maps

This volume contains 50 estate plans relating to the Earlstoun Estate, situated primarily in Dalry and Kells parishes in Kirkcudbrightshire, and Glencairn in Dumfries-shire. (There are also lands near Whitletts ("Sanquhar Lands"), to the north-east of Ayr). This estate was owned by William Forbes of Callendar (1756-1823), and the plans were surveyed by James Anderson, a civil engineer, architect and surveyor, based in Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. Anderson trained under James Jardine (1776-1858) and he superintended the work of James Knox. The plans were surveyed in 1800, and most were drafted in 1816-1817. The plans are ordered geographically in sections below, each prefaced by a title page and smaller scale overview map of the specific farms that follow as individual maps.

See also, Earlstoun estate plans, 1769-1830 for earlier plans of some of these farms, and Particulars of Sale of Portions of the Agricultural and Sporting Estate of Earlstoun ..., ca. 1920 for later plans.

We are very grateful to the Dumfries Archival Mapping Project for scanning these maps.

Volume contents - Plans of the Property of William Forbes Esq. of Callendar

Title page and index

Kells and Dalry parishes

Dalry parish

Kells parish

Glencairn and St Quivox parishes