[MR] More Scottish Stuff

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Fri Sep 9 02:57:39 PDT 2016

Noble Friends, and Fellow Scots,

Today the BBC carried a story that 15th century Provanhall House, 
thought to be the oldest house in the Glasgow area, will be restored and 
incorporated into a new system of parks: 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37307429 .

According to a web site about Provanhall House, James IV once owned the 
building, and probably used it as a hunting lodge: 
http://www.northeastglasgow.co.uk/trondra/provanhall.html .

Here are a few more photos (sorry, no interiors): 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37307429 .

Provanhall House vies with the similarly named Provand's Lordship for 
the title of oldest house. Provand's Lordship is also preserved and is 
open as a museum: 
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provand%27s_Lordship .

You may note that Provand's Lordship is a town house (though not exactly 
how we use that term today). Provanhall House, however, is more of a 
semi-fortified Scottish country house,. Its courtyard is enclosed by a 
wall called a barmkin, pierced by a small defensible gate. You can also 
see the high small windows, and what appear to be gun loops on the tower 
and end wall. Also note the crow-step end gables so typical of Scottish 
stone architecture.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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