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Plans of Burns Cottage dated 10-7-1935

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Architects plans of Burns Cottage dated 10-7-1935

Introduction:
The Poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway on 25th. January 1759 in a small two roomed thatched cottage built by his father William Burnes on a 7-acre smallholding acquired while working as a gardener for the landowner of the Doonholm estate around 1756.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT912
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
74cm x 60cm
What:
Plans of Burns Cottage dated 10-7-1935
Subject:
The cottage which was acquired by the Trustees of Burns Monument in 1881 was restored to its original structure in 1900 and at the time of the preparation of this plan, arrangements for fire protection and other conservation questions were being reviewed by the Trustees.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
William Burnes (builder & father of the poet)
Burns Monument Trustees (owners)
When:
1935
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The cottage which was acquired by the Trustees of Burns Monument in 1881 was restored to its original structure in 1900 and at the time of the preparation of this plan, arrangements for fire protection and other conservation questions were being reviewed by the Trustees.
Description:
This plan drawing of Burns Cottage, Alloway as existing in July 1935, comprises a dimensioned plan view, front elevation and cross section of end elevation of the kitchen. It also records the exterior and interior finishes of the building.