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Fireplace, with Oven and Girdle in the Kitchen at Burns Cottage, Alloway

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Fireplace in the Kitchen of Burns Cottage with Oven and Girdle

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire. He was the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT7
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Iron & stone
What:
Fireplace, with Oven and Girdle in the Kitchen at Burns Cottage, Alloway
Subject:
This kitchen is world famous, for opposite this fireplace is the recessed bed in which the Poet was born, the first child of William and Agnes Burnes.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1756-57
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This kitchen is world famous, for opposite this fireplace is the recessed bed in which the Poet was born, the first child of William and Agnes Burnes.
Description:
Inside the kitchen of the Poet's birthplace in Alloway is the focal point of the room, the fireplace, with oven attached. Hanging from the swee is the girdle for baking along with cooking pots.