Provan Hall, Auchinlea, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning, I visited Provan Hall which dates from around 1460 and as such ranks as one of the four oldest buildings in Glasgow, Scotland.

The building is located in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow and connects with Auchinlea Park, an open, recreational area of about 20 acres some six miles from the centre of Glasgow.

Provan Hall was originally connected with the wealth of power of Glasgow Cathedral. Over the succeeding centuries the building underwent many changes of ownership and currently resides with the National Trust of Scotland, a not-for-profit institution which preserves Scotland’s heritage.

Provan Hall is now a museum and open to the public. Visitors can inspect such aspects as :

  • the immensely thick stone walls and barrel vaulting;
  • massive open fireplaces with provision for roasting meat and bread-making;
  • tiny windows designed for defence with crossbow and musket;
  • living and sleeping quarters; and
  • the parterre gardens modelled on a medieval theme with herbs and medicinal plants.

Overall, an intriguing time capsule which is deserving of a visit for those who wish to connect with medieval period.

Interior fireplace at Provan’s Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Stonemason’s mark at Provan Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Defensive window slot at Provan Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Defensive Window slot at Provan Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Provan Hall, Auchinlea, Glasgow, Scotland

Provan Hall, Auchinlea, Glagow, Scotland

Provan Hall, Auchinlea, Glasgow, Scotland

Provan Hall, Auchinlea, Glasgow, Scotland

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