Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow. Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Provand’s Lordship, one of only four remaining buildings from the medieval era in Glasgow.

The building is located close to Glasgow’s 13th century Cathedral and as such attracts many visitors each year.

Provand’s Lordship was founded in 1471 by Andrew Muirhead, Bishop of Glasgow as part of the complex of buildings associated with the medieval Cathedral, possibly for medical purposes. Subsequently, the building managed to survive over the succeeding centuries with multiple uses, extending to confectionary manufacture in the early 20th century.

Following extensive repair and restoration in the late 20th century, the building has acquired a new lease of life as a museum under the auspices of City of Glasgow.

Inside, the rooms have been set to reflect the period 1500-1700 using furniture from the 17th century supplemented by a series of Royal portraits.

To the rear can be found a renaissance era knot garden surrounded by herbs and plants typical of the medieval era. A quiet refuge from the busy streets nearby. More information on the garden can be found here.

Interior of Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Interior of Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Interior of Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Interior of Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Provand’s Lordship Garden, Glasgow, Scotland

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