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Douglas Support

Chapel (Period Unassigned), House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Douglas Support

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned), House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rosehall House

Canmore ID 198788

Site Number NS76SW 62

NGR NS 72269 62209

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Old Monkland (Monklands)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Monklands
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes

NS76SW 62 72269 62209

Rosehall House is depicted on the OS 1st Edition Map (Lanarkshire, sheet xi, 1864). It was later renamed Douglas Support and has since been demolished.

Information from RCAHMS (SAG), October 2001.


Project (February 2001 - March 2001)

NS76SW 149 centred on NS 725 626

NS 72 62 (area) A desk-based study and reconnaissance field survey were undertaken in February and March 2001 towards the preparation of a cultural heritage chapter for an Environmental Statement for a proposed business park within the Douglas Support Estate, near Coatbridge.

Eight sites were noted. Two known sites were a prehistoric burial site (NS 76 SW 1) and a battle-axe findspot which may relate to the same site (NS 76 SW 20). No field remains of the burial site were observed, and its former location has been partly disturbed by a recent pipeline development.

Two former coal mines (Rosehall Colliery Pits 3 and 12: NS 727 626 and 720 627) have largely been landscaped and reclaimed, and fragments of the former mineral railway network survive in the surrounding landscape. Two annular enclosures (NS 726 624) and a curvilinear parchmark (NS 722 629) were detected on vertical aerial photographs, but no surface traces of these sites were identified through field survey.

Part of the former Douglas Support Estate grounds lie within the study area. Field survey confirmed that most of the former estate buildings, including the country house at NS 722 621, have been demolished, although the ruins of the estate offices (NS 723 623) and a mausoleum (NS 720 623) survive, and the 19th-century terraced gardens overlooking the North Calder Water remain as substantial earthworks. The former garden features of the estate have largely been removed, although surrounding parkland features survive in good, if neglected, condition.

Full report to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Palisade Properties plc.

A Dunwell 2002


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