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Brousterland, East Kilbride

A Category A Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7637 / 55°45'49"N

Longitude: -4.1778 / 4°10'40"W

OS Eastings: 263451

OS Northings: 654407

OS Grid: NS634544

Mapcode National: GBR 3V.9Z9S

Mapcode Global: WH4QT.SDRB

Plus Code: 9C7QQR7C+FV

Entry Name: Brousterland, East Kilbride

Listing Name: Brousterhill, Brousterlands

Listing Date: 15 March 1963

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363274

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26619

Building Class: Cultural

Location: East Kilbride

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: East Kilbride

Electoral Ward: East Kilbride Central North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Late 17th century; refronted mid 18th century; later additions. 2-storey and attic, 5-bay plain classical laird's house. Droved ashlar to entrance front with raised margins; painted harl to rear with exposed margins.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: quoins at arrises. Lugged architraved doorway with 2-leaf panel door; 2 single windows flanking on either side. 5 single windows at 1st floor. Single storey extension to left links house with old byre.

SE ELEVATION: single storey extension at ground.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: central large single window; small window, square in proportion, above. Single windows in right and left bays at ground and 1st floor. 2 large dormer windows in attic.

NW ELEVATION: central single window at ground floor.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; crowstepped gables; beaked skewput; coped ashlar stacks at gableheads.

OUTBUILDING: squared and snecked rubble, harled and painted SE elevation. 4-bay single storey building converted into offices. Door with 2 windows flanking to left, single window to right on NW elevation; bipartite window in centre of SE elevation; single window in right bay on NW elevation. Sash and case windows. Slate roof; straight skews; 3 coped stacks.

BYRE: single storey building; painted harl; converted into living space. Door in right bay; small central window square in proportion; round arched window to left. Slate roof; crowstepped skews; stacks at gableheads.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: tall garden wall; squared and snecked rubble with coping. Square ashlar gatepiers with coped caps; modern wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

This is one of the oldest surviving dwelling houses in East Kilbride. The first known owner of the house was John Smith, who lived with his mother. Unfortunately for the family, in 1736, John Smith was declared bankrupt; James Wardrop of Duncanrig bought Brousterland the following year. In 1790, the house was rented by the Parish Church as the minister's manse and it remained a manse until the death of the Reverend James French in 1835. In the 1830s, a new manse was built by the Parish Church, in Stuart Street (see separate list description).

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