James Brown

James Brown was a wealthy Manchester merchant, chairman of the retail and wholesale drapery firm of Affleck and Brown. He retired to Knockbrex in south west Scotland and began an extensive building programme on the house and estate from 1895 until his death in 1920. Apart from Knockbrex House itself which is comparatively sober in design, the other estate buildings are characterised by a stylistic individuality bordering on the idiosyncratic, and always a careful attention to detail using the highest quality materials.

Portrait of James Brown in the collection of Elizabeth Brown

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  1. Hello, is it possible to buy a booklet about James Brown? A friend obtained one from Kirkandrews Church for £5 yesterday, but the Kirk was closed when I called in to try to get one, and I’ve now returned home to Yorkshire.
    Thanks for any help / advice you can offer.

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