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Hamilton, Barncluith House, Barncluith Tower

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hamilton, Barncluith House, Barncluith Tower

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 203226

Site Number NS75SW 1.01

NGR NS 73011 54498

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Hamilton (South Lanarkshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Hamilton
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS75SW 1.01 73011 54498

At Barncluith there are three dwelling-houses and three gardens. They were probably constructed about 1583. All the summer houses in the gardens are as old as the dwelling.

Name Book 1858; New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845

The Dutch gardens at Barncluith are said to have been laid out in or about 1583 but the terraces were constructed later. There are two garden-houses, one at one end of each of the lower pair of terraces.

Country Life 1902

At Barncluith the terraced gardens with a garden-house at each end, appear to have been modernised. The buildings, including Barncluith itself, are not of any notable archaeological interest, and have been considerably restored.

Visited by OS (JLD) 4 September 1953.

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE

NS75SW 1.00 72985 54505 Barncluith House

NS75SW 1.01 73011 54498 Barncluith Tower

NS75SW 1.02 72995 54480 Terraced gardens and summer houses

NS75SW 1.03 72991 54576 Coach house

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