James Hunter

James Hunter acquired the Gatehouse Brewery in 1857 from Andrew Kirk for £1,150, and it was then assigned to his son David Hunter in 1860 for the same sum. James was a farmer at Mossyard and died in 1866 at the age of 73.

Location: Gatehouse of Fleet

Active: 1857 - 1860

Status: Transferred

Breweries and other buildings

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.


Map of 1849 showing the Gatehouse Brewery
Map of 1849 showing the Gatehouse Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Other Sources of information

Web resources

Gatehouse folk - then and now. Last accessed 17th January 2016.

Books and periodicals

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.