1975 Calderglen House

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,

Lesley Bethel It’s a stunning building in a beautiful location. I worked in it briefly in 1985, just after the Welshes took it over. The interior was beautiful with all the original features still preserved at that time

Janet Cochrane Worked there for ten years while it belonged to the Welshes

Elizabeth Grieve Shame it’s still not a private home

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!

Fiona Fairhurst A lovely building, fantastic staircase as you enter the main door. My father was there in 2008 being looked after, he had dementia, gave me the chance to go to Italy where my daughter was married.

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.

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Robert McLeod-Wolohan i worked there when it was a private nursing home. not sure if it still is.

Carrie MacKenzie Campaigne It still is

Robert McLeod-Wolohan Carrie MacKenzie Campaigne

Robert McLeod-Wolohan i was there for a year or so as a carer then as a handyman lol

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