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Douglas Support Estate from the air

1903 description

Douglas Support (Rosehall), the seat of the Rev. Sholto Douglas Campbell Douglas M.A., J.P. is a mansion of stone in the Scottish baronial style, in an estate of about 1,600 acres, and is beautifully situated on the banks of the North Calder.

The house is surrounded with undulating and well laid out pleasure grounds of about 100 acres, richly timbered and containing some very fine beech trees, and a " Weeping Hornbeam," believed to be the only specimen of its kind known.

The residence can be traced back to the early 17th century, when it originally formed part of the estate of Dalziel, and was purchased by Margaret, Duchess of Douglas, who, by her testament, left the estate to Archibald Douglas, of Mains, Dumbartonshire, from whom the present holder is directly descended.

Coal is the chief mineral worked.

George Dishington was listed as a resident. [He was assistant factor.]

Thomas D. Stockdale is private secretary to the Rev. S. D. Campbell Douglas M.A., J.P.