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Clay Dabbin House, Burgh-by-Sands, England

This evening, I am focusing on an unusual building style which traces back to the Viking era, about 1100 years ago.

The example illustrated above can be found at Burgh-by-Sands in Cumbria, N.W. England.

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Colquhoun Coat of Arms, Rosdhu

This evening, I am posting information on Clan Colquhoun which is based on lands in and near Luss on the western bank of Loch Lomond, about 31 miles north of Glasgow.

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This evening, I am posting information on important sites in Scotland associated with Clan Maxwell.

The progenitor of Clan Maxwell may have been Maccus, son of Undweyn who was active in the 12th century. Maccus may have been of English or Norwegian descent. He gave his name to Maccuswell and Maccustoun (Maxton), both in the Scottish Borders region. The surname progressively evolved into Maxwell.

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