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Grate in the Parlour of Burns Cottage at Alloway

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Grate in fireplace in parlour of Burns Cottage

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet wrote a wealth of songs and poems. H e died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT27
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
What:
Grate in the Parlour of Burns Cottage at Alloway
Subject:
The grate in Burns Cottage was presented to the Trust by Mr. John Clay of Lauder.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1788-1791
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The grate in Burns Cottage was presented to the Trust by Mr. John Clay of Lauder.
Description:
The grate which is fitted to the small fireplace in the living room or parlour of the Poet's birthplace is said to have belonged to Burns when he lived in Ellisland in Dumfriesshire from 1788-1791.