Postcard

Laird of Dumbiedykes

House

 

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Laird of Dumbiedykes House

What is known of the Laird of Dumbiedykes House, seen on this postcard?

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Laird of Dumbiedykes House

Was it the Deaf & Dumb Asylum?

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who writes:

"This could be Craigside House, which was used as the Deaf and Dumb Asylum.  The background view of the Kings Park and the Radical Road seem to tie in with where Craigside House was on the old maps on St Leonards Road which became Dumbiedykes Road.

There are a couple of websites suggesting that Sir Walter Scott gave the Deaf and Dumb house the name 'Laird of the Dumbiedykes'.  Some of the dates don't quite stack up, but that could be the fault of the websites.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  April 27, 2006

 

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