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"Barrow's Castle or Northfield now Burghfield"

Monochrome photograph with album notation "Barrow's Castle or Northfield now Burghfield" . (see also 2001_312_001_75 for a more distant view). From an album of postcards and photographs taken by Mrs J.I.C. Mackayand of Dornoch and surrounding area.
Picture added on 13 October 2008
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Does anyone know why this was called Barrow's Castle? Is it possible that the Barrow family owned it? I would love any information about the house around 1904/5 as I think my grandparents worked there.
(The house was owned by the family of John James Barrow in the early 1900's, we have several early photos of the house but no further information about the people -Administrator)
Added by Jackie King on 02 April 2010
There is some background information in Donald Grant's book, "Personal Memories of Royal Dornoch Golf Club":
"A rich London banker, Mr J.J. Barrow, built a mansion on the ridge overlooking the Cathedral ... and called it 'Northfield'. He brought his family, ... brought also fine roadster horses and at least two carriages, had stables built, gardens, shrubbery laid out, and trees planted. That considerable mansion is now the Burghfield Hotel, but while it was still Northfield it was purchased by Lord Rothermere."
Added by David MacLean on 29 July 2010
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