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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West

MEMORIES, stories or photographs are being sought of the former Lincluden House and Estate, at Dumfries, and in particular of the Lincluden Stables.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT) is currently undertaking research into the history and previous uses of the stables, the sole remaining structure of the former Lincluden House and Estate.

The Stables are a B-listed early-19th century building which now sits redundant on College Road.
The trust is looking into the potential reuse of the building and a spokeswoman said: “We know that the former Lincluden Estate had a long history; the stables and former house, were both built by renowned Dumfries architect, Walter Newall, in the 1820s.
“We have been carrying out research ourselves: learning how the estate was originally named Youngfield; how the former house suffered from a devastating fire in the 1870s; and finally how the site was redeveloped as a public park and housing during the 20th century. What’s missing is the personal element: how do locals remember the stables and former estate? We are eager to fill in the blanks with any memories or images Dumfries and Galloway residents may have of either.”
If you can help, contact the trust on 020 3262 0566 or write to Hannah Southgate, Prince’s Regeneration Trust, 14 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QP.

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