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Holmwood House (NTS)

Cathcart

Built for James Couper, mill owner, in 1857-58, Holmwood is possibly the finest domestic design by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. The architectural style of the house is a picturesque adaptation of classical Greek. Central in the design is the circular lantern over the staircase. Horizontality predominates and the wall which links house and stable lodge emphasises this. Many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.Thanks to investigation by Historic Scotland, Thomson's original rich decoration, based on themes from the classical world, is beginning to emerge. Much of the original stencilled decoration has been found, and visitors may follow the progress of continuing conservation work on this.
Attractive grounds, audio tour…

Opening Times

April to October, daily 12.00pm - 5.00pm. Morning visits available for pre-booked groups.

Reviews

Rating

Visit Scotland
4 Stars

Contact

Holmwood House (NTS)

61 - 63 Netherlee Road
Cathcart
Glasgow
G44 3YG
Phone: 0844 4932204
Email: holmwood@nts.org.uk
Website: http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/31/
Holmwood House (NTS)

Directions

Off Clarkston Road, B767, Cathcart, 3 miles south of Glasgow city centre

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