Dumbarton, 81 High Street, Glencairn Tenement
Site Name Dumbarton, 81 High Street, Glencairn 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
- Council West Dunbartonshire
- Parish Dumbarton
- Former Region Strathclyde
- Former District Dumbarton
- Former County Dunbartonshire
(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.
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.