Dumbarton, 81 High Street, Glencairn Tenement


Site Name Dumbarton, 81 High Street, Glencairn Tenement

Classification Tenement

Alternative Name(s) Earl Of Glencairn's Greit House; Gas Board Offices; Glencairn Creit Tenement

Canmore ID 42350

Site Number NS37NE 13

NGR NS 39512 75220

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Dumbarton
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS37NE 13 39512 75220.

(NS 3950 7522) At the Cross in High Street, and looking up College Street, stands the oldest building in the burgh - the 'Earl of Glencairn's Greit House', built in 1623. This building has dormer windows, which are very fine specimens of early architecture. In 1923 it was acquired by the Town Council and scheduled as an ancient monument. Its architectural features have been preserved.

Dumbarton 1954

Greit House is a typical 17th century town building. Large windows have been inserted in the ground floor which is now a gas showroom.

Visited by OS (DS) 3 October 1956.


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