William Tomlinson

Horatio Granville Murray-Stewart bought the Gatehouse Brewery from Thomas Campbell McKean in 1874 for £2,200. William Tomlinson, his butler, and Thomas Tomlinson then took on the tenancy from 1874 until at least 1878. However, William had reverted to his former post by 1881, and the brewery was described as empty in 1884.

Location: Gatehouse of Fleet

Active: 1874 - 1870s

Status: Closed

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.