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The Barn in Burns Cottage, Alloway - the birthplace of Robert Burns, 1999

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Burns Cottage, Alloway - the birthplace of Robert Burns - interior view of the Barn

Introduction:
This photograph taken in 1999 is of the Barn in Burns Cottage in Alloway, the thatched birthplace of Scotland's national poet. Robert Burns the first born of William Burnes's seven children spent his first seven years here. William had a seven acre plot beside the Cottage which he called 'The New Gardens'.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1001.05
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Stone, clay & thatch
Dimensions:
22ft x 18ft (external dimensions)
What:
The Barn in Burns Cottage, Alloway - the birthplace of Robert Burns, 1999
Subject:
In 1900 the Burns Monument Trustees restored the Cottage to closer to the condition it would have been in when the Burns family moved out in 1766. Further restoration was conducted by the Trust in 1993 to give a more exact representation of the 1766 conditions.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Burns Monument trust (owners)
Agnes Burnes (nee Broun) (mother of poet)
William Burnes (builder & father of poet)
When:
c 1762
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
In 1900 the Burns Monument Trustees restored the Cottage to closer to the condition it would have been in when the Burns family moved out in 1766. Further restoration was conducted by the Trust in 1993 to give a more exact representation of the 1766 conditions.
Description:
This room is the Barn which would have been added to the original two roomed Cottage which William Burnes brought his bride to in December 1757. The Barn was needed to store feedstuff and implements for managing the livestock which Agnes Burns maintained on their smallholding.