Tag: crossbasket house

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 Family Life 1912 – 1918

An extract from the book, “The History of Crossbasket Castle” by Paul Veverka (c) 1912 – Norah Mary Neilson (nee Addie) and Thomas Paterson Neilson, one of George Neilson’s sons had been living at Crossbasket from 1904 until 1912. The couple had married in Uddingston on 17th August 1904 living at Crossbasket with George immediately […]

Crossbasket Tower or Keep 1765

The 16th Century “keep” or “Tower” is located on the west of the Castle on the left hand side, as you face its entrance. This may have replaced an even older structure belonging to the Lindsay or Hamilton family, for the basement and cellars are of a noticeably older construction than the tower itself above. […]

Crossbasket Gardens Stunning Transformation

With such a beautiful transformation having recently taken place to Crossbasket Castle itself, it was only fitting that the grounds received a makeover too. AND then some! In the last fortnight, gardeners and landscapers have being working tirelessly at Crossbasket Estate to give the gardens an overhaul, fitting of a five star exclusive wedding venue. […]

Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre

A long and exciting renovation is nearing completion. With it sees a dilapidated important building for Blantyre, finally restored, preserved and fit for many, many generations more. Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre has been renovated and the stunning transformation into an exclusive and luxurious wedding venue is almost ready. Just look at some of these stunning […]

The History of Crossbasket Castle

I’m super excited to officially today launch my new book,  “The History of Crossbasket Castle” which also features a brilliant additional section called “Tales of Crossbasket”.  Written in Winter 2014, I had to stop editing the book in February due to problems with my eyesight. However, final proof reading has taken place by others and the book […]

1905 Well kept Crossbasket House

Another previously unpublished photo now from 1905. Pictured is Crossbasket House at the turn of the 20th Century. The viewpoint is familiar as is the building which hasnt changed much in size. Look how well tended the gardens are. The neat edging, the gravel driveway, only disturbed mildly by an early vehicle. The original stonework […]