Pictured in 1975, are the north, south and west facing sides of Calderglen House. Now a care home, this grand house has enjoyed a rich heritage in Blantyre and been home to several families prior to it becoming a business in the late 20th Century.
I see the grand entrance was being used as a carport, perhaps by the doctor who lived there at the time.
The stone even then had been stripped bare of an abundance of ivy that had covered much of the building throughout the 20th Century, perhaps recognising the damage ivy does to stonework and pointing.
Calderglen was considered important enough by Historic Scotland to be listed as a Category B building shortly after on 5th June 1979. Dr Norman Suckle sold Calderglen to Mr and Mrs Welsh around 1984 who extensively renovated the building to turn it into a nursing home for 46.
Extracts from “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,
Jean Gibson Was in it once when my daughter was a baby and sick. Dr Suckle told me to bring her right down to his home. Cannot see that happening now!
Blantyre Project I’ve not been in it for a few years but in 2014 I took this photo at Christmas time. Calderglen has by far THE most beautiful windows and staircase in any Blantyre building, even beating, i would say the recently renovated Crossbasket. So many original features still exist too.
Carrie MacKenzie Campaigne It still is
Robert McLeod-Wolohan i was there for a year or so as a carer then as a handyman lol