Here’s a fantastic photo of the Greenhouse at Calderglen House, just off Blantyre Ferme Road. Clearly when this photo was taken in 1975, it was still being used and despite its age, looked to be in very good condition, even with some apparent glass repairs.
The Victorian greenhouse sat on the edge of the terraced gardens, the entrance facing west, like the house nearby and just out the picture to the left. Thought to have been constructed by the Cochrane family, the greenhouse is on the 1896 map but should not be confused with other smaller, less formal glass houses which once were further south.
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Stephen Kelly When did that get pulled down?
Christine Stillie worked there from the mid 80s till late 90s.
Blantyre Project Hi Steven- yes these were the “offices” for the policies. Keeping the day to day runnings of the estate (e.g gardening, dairy, tools, etc )separate from the house itself. I’ll be writing about this in due course although people may remember greyhounds being kept there. I also now own the only known photo of the completed chapel, in all its glory. Im looking forward to posting about that soon too.