Tag: castle

Little of Crossbasket Post WW2 Years

1946 – Following World War 2, the Crossbasket gatehouse, east lodge was sold by James directly to his sister on 14th November 1946. Agnes Little was unmarried, a spinster but a lady with many business interests herself. Amongst them a seamstress and drapers business in Ladybank, as her sisters Margaret and Peggy had too. It […]

Neilson extends Crossbasket 1891

  When George Neilson bought Crossbasket, High Blantyre in 1891, he immediately set about adding the 3rd massive addition to the house, extending it further using Architect Alexander Gardner and James Baird Thomson from his father’s Glasgow architectural firm James Baird Thomson. James Baird was only 21 years old and an apprentice but an accomplished […]