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Auchinlea Road, Provan Hall Road, Provan Hall

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8716 / 55°52'17"N

Longitude: -4.1311 / 4°7'51"W

OS Eastings: 266755

OS Northings: 666324

OS Grid: NS667663

Mapcode National: GBR 3X.341M

Mapcode Global: WH4Q8.JP13

Entry Name: Auchinlea Road, Provan Hall Road, Provan Hall

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377936

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33863

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: North East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

House possible of late medieval origin, retaining a significant amount of early fabric. Pair parallel blocks linked by screen walls enclosing courtyard. Rubble-built (S block harled), ashlar dressings, slate roofs. Restoration by National Trust for Scotland throughout 1980s.

N RANGE: thought to be 15th or (perhaps more probably) 16th century. Renaissance details possible additions to a pre-existing block; crow-stepped; 2 storeys, upper windows break through eaves and have pedimented dormer heads; chamfered openings; conical-roofed drum turret st NE outer angle with shot-holes; (? reconstructed) forestair at E end of courtyard; 3 doors to court at ground; 3 coped apex stacks, that to W the most substantial.

S RANGE: mid 18th century in appearance but harl may conceal earlier work; 2 storeys with attic, symmetrical 3-bay S front, steps to central doorway, key-stoned lugged architrave with pediment; sashes with lying-panes, pair piended canted dormers with similar glazing (? circa 1840), roof perhaps contemporary, without skews and projecting over gables; pair end stacks. Handsome interior with 18th century timber stair. Small garden to front.

SCREEN WALLS: W wall looks largely rebuilt and modern, though likely to be on early footings/foundations; E wall also shaws signs of rebuilding, though less recently; wide round-arched renaissance gateway central, with renaissance moulding, perhaps dated by 1647 pediment set over bolection-moulded frame above and associated with Hamilton crest and initials "RH" (the family acquired the estate in 1593); coping slabs with moulded ends.

Statement of Interest

Onetime country residence of the medieval prebendary of Barlanark. Acquired by City of Glasgow 1667, and repaired 1668; estate divided 1729, Provan Hall sold 1767. Purchased by Dr John Buchanan, whose family held it until its acquisition by the National Trust for Scotland in 1938 (see reference cited).

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