This afternoon, I visited Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Holmwood House which is located south of Glasgow centre near Cathcart.

This magnificent property dates from 1857-8 and was designed in the Greek style asymmetrically. In the video, note the wall which connects the main house with the coach house.

The property was built for the owner of a local paper mill with a dual function: (a) as a high status residence and (b) as a sales/entertainment venue to impress potential clients.

The property is now in custodianship of heritage organisation, the National Trust for Scotland and can be visited during prescribed opening hours.



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