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Fireplace range, kitchen, Burns House, Dumfries

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Kitchen fireplace range, Burns House, Dumfries

Introduction:
It was in this ordinary sandstone house in a quiet back street of Dumfries that Robert Burns spent the last three years of his life. He died here on 21 July 1796. The house is now a museum, retaining much of its eighteenth century character.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
Burns House - view 4
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Metal, cast iron (range); stone, sandstone (chimney pieces)
What:
Fireplace range, kitchen, Burns House, Dumfries
Subject:
The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. The kitchen had a flagged sandstone floor, wall press and this fireplace range for cooking.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (lived at)
When:
1750 - 1775 (built)
1793 - 1796 (period of Robert Burns' residence)
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. The kitchen had a flagged sandstone floor, wall press and this fireplace range for cooking.
Description:
Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. Well wishers would often send the family game or country produce and occasionally barrels of oysters.