On 19th December 2014, I visited Calderglen House just beyond Priory Bridge. Calderglen is now a care home but my visit was timed to ensure no disruption to elderly residents. I was most excited as I’d never been inside the house before. The staff kindly gave me a quick tour around the building. However, it was the main staircase in the building that took my breath away. The main hall and entrance staircase is absolutely stunning, made even more beautiful by the festive decorations.
Three massive windows some 4m high adorn the facade, with a beautiful old staircase leading up from both sides. Could this be the most impressive lobby in Blantyre. I think it may just be.
Of course though, this is home for many elderly residents, so quite rightly the building is fitted to make things more accessible, including the handrails you see.