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Birkwood House, South Lodge

Lodge (19th Century)

Site Name Birkwood House, South Lodge

Classification Lodge (19th Century)

Canmore ID 228265

Site Number NS83NW 51.05

NGR NS 80823 38917

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Lesmahagow
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Site Management (17 June 2010)

Picturesque castellated gateway with lodge; built of rock-faced ashlar, contrasting dressings; LODGE is single storey and small, parapetted, door to driveway, 2 rear outshots both look like additions; 2 pairs tall diamond flues, stone mullioned sash windows; slated roofs; GATEWAY has tall archway at driveway with octagonal turrets, curved quadrants (lodge incorporated at south) with piers, pedestrian gate north side of drive has elaborate cast-iron gate - gates to main driveway are plainer. (Historic Scotland)

Formerly lodge to Birkwood Castle, built for the McKirdy family, which was purchased in 1920 by Lanarkshire Council for use as institution for juvenile mentally handicapped patients. The site remained in use as a hospital until 2005. (Dictionary of Scottish Architects)


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