David Hunter was assigned the Gatehouse Brewery by his father, James, in 1860 for £1,150. The brewery was then sold to Thomas Campbell McKean in 1869 for £2,000. David then took on his grandfather's farm at Caigton, but died shortly afterwards in 1873, aged 43.
Location: Gatehouse of Fleet
Active: 1860 - 1869
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.
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.