Cumbernauld House, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on important example of Scotland’s architectural heritage, namely Cumbernauld House. This property was designed by leading Scots architect, William Adam (1689-1748 ). In his time William Adam was known as the ‘Universal Architect of Scotland’ being responsible for some 70 major architectural projects of which about 23 survive. Two of the best surviving Adam properties are Haddo House and House of Dun.

Cumbernauld House was built in 1731 on the site of a medieval castle which was severely damaged during the civil wars of the 17th century.  The property was built for John Fleming, 6th Earl of Wigton (1674-1744). The 7th Earl died childless after which the property was transferred to the Elphinstone-Fleming family and later, 1875, sold to the Burns shipping family who retained ownership until 1955 when it was sold to the Cumbernauld Development Corporation, a public body.

The House was recently converted to private apartments and is not open to the public. Surrounding the House is open parkland with public access.

Here is a link to my recent post on Cumbernauld Village.

Cumbernauld House, Scotland

Cumbernauld House Park, Scotland

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