Another brand new postcard photo for you! With thanks to Gordon Cook and Alex Rochead for sharing this here. From over 100 years ago, this is Crossbasket, High Blantyre.
Ivy adorns the tower and the grey render covers the stonework of the original building. However, what I really noticed about this scene, is the lack of conifer woodland at the back on the opposite side of the River Calder. Indeed, the woodland views at the back of this grand house would have been quite sparse. The owner at this time was George Neilson, the owner of Spittal Colliery and Summerlee.
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