Tag: crossbasket

Jim Rochead at Crossbasket

Jim Rochead is pictured at The Garden Fete at Crossbasket 1950s. The large tent providing some rain protection. I didn’t realise Crossbasket had been whitewashed in the mid 20th Century, previously thinking the render had always been grey.  The render was an important part of waterproofing the building, protecting the rough stonework from the elements. […]

Crossbasket Castle Engraving

Many people will know of local man John Dunsmore (aka Wee Yanni) and his passion for the River Calder. A favourite fishing spot, John loves nothing more than spending time near the river. His skills include stonemasonry, something he’s become very accomplished at, and notably renewing the plaque on the Blantyre Disaster memorial and cleaning […]


  “Foveran” is a sizeable field in High Blantyre adjacent to Crossbasket. Indeed, it once belonged to Crossbasket Estate but was sold to private ownership in the early 20th Century. The field, bordered by the River Calder on the north side and Crossbow Estate to the east was used by horses for some time and […]

1910s Crossbasket

Another brand new postcard photo for you! With thanks to Gordon Cook and Alex Rochead for sharing this here. From over 100 years ago, this is Crossbasket, High Blantyre. Ivy adorns the tower and the grey render covers the stonework of the original building. However, what I really noticed about this scene, is the lack […]

Crossbasket – Phase 2

Blantyre’s finest property and luxury estate is about to get even more amazing! The 5 star impressive Crossbasket Castle has recently confirmed their intention to expand. Owners spoke to us directly yesterday confirming that the adjacent field being acquired is just the first step in their future plans to piece back Crossbasket and continue to […]