1700s - the Brow Well is recorded as having
healing properties as it contains iron salts.
It is then visited by people throughout the
area with health problems, often advised by
doctors of the time.
The area is only a few houses and used to
have an inn, on a route drovers took cattle to
1796 - Robert Burns visited the well after
his doctor, William Maxwell, advised he do
Burns stayed at the Brow Inn for 3 weeks,
drinking from the well, bathing in the the
Solway Firth, and drinking port wine, as his
doctor had advised.
Burns traveled back to his Home in Dumfries on the 18th July
1796, and died three days later of heart
disease, aged 37.
1863 - the Brow Inn was demolished.