When James Davitts died in 1806 it is probable that the Gatehouse Brewery was taken on for a time by a Mr Archibald. Little is known about Mr Archibald, other than that his servant, William Charteris, was injured when he fell from a horse that he was taking from the brewery to the water. The next occupier of the brewery after Mr Archibald was probably John McWilliam junior.
Location: Gatehouse of Fleet
Active: 1810s - 1820s
The Gatehouse Brewery was completed in 1771, and was described as "a large 3-storey brick and rubble building on an L-plan, with a 2-storey dwelling-house at one end". The buildings survive and are now used for a mix of residential and commercial purposes.
Books and periodicals
Anon. Accident. Glasgow Herald, 23rd September, 1822.
Donnachie, I. Industrial archaeology of Galloway (South-west Scotland, including Wigtown, Kirkcudbright and adjoining parts of Dumfries). Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971.
Hume, J. R. The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford, 1976.