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Chatelherault Hunting Lodge, Ornamental Gardens Boundary and Courtyard Walls and Leopard House

A Category A Listed Building in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7622 / 55°45'43"N

Longitude: -4.0153 / 4°0'55"W

OS Eastings: 273644

OS Northings: 653930

OS Grid: NS736539

Mapcode National: GBR 01DT.H8

Mapcode Global: WH4QX.9F6H

Entry Name: Chatelherault Hunting Lodge, Ornamental Gardens Boundary and Courtyard Walls and Leopard House

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345289

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12485

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hamilton

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Hamilton North and East

Parish: Hamilton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

William Adam; 1731 design built 1732-43. Ornamental
hunting lodge and "dogg Kennel", built as eyecatcher
terminating Hamilton Palace south avenue and with fantastic
long baroque symmetrical facade. Abandoned when Hamilton
Palace was demolished circa 1929, and renovated by SDD
Historic Buildings Division in conjunction with
Hamilton District Council, 1978-87.
4 2-storey ranges linked by screen walls, east-most range
contains Duke's apartment at 1st floor, with restored
Clayton plasterwork; banqueting hall in next range alongside.
Courtyard to rear (south), ha-ha wall reaches substantial
height at west, with slope of ground; dummy fortifications;
leopard house at east, mound at south-east.
All rubble and ashlar with slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Original interior work, which included plasterwork by

Thomas Clayton continued until circa 1746, has

completely gone.

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