Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow

This evening, I am posting information on a unique collection of stone carvings which can now be found in the cloisters section of  the St Nicholas Garden attached to Provand’s Lordship in Glasgow, Scotland.

These carvings date from four periods: 1737-42; 1758-9; 1872; and 1873. They are attributed to David Cation, Mungo Naismith and W.J. Maxwell.

Of the original 13 carvings, eleven survive. The first tranche of carvings were connected with the Tontine Hotel ( 1781) which was formerly the Town Hall in Trongate. Subsequently,the original 18th century carvings together with 19th century additions were dispersed in various buildings around Glasgow. The survivors were collected and incorporated into the St. Nicholas Garden in 1995. Entry to the Garden is free.

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

Tontine Head, Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow

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