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Gillespie Moat,motte,Parkmanse Garden

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.6238 / 55°37'25"N

Longitude: -3.5267 / 3°31'36"W

OS Eastings: 303956

OS Northings: 637747

OS Grid: NT039377

Mapcode National: GBR 33TD.8V

Mapcode Global: WH5SV.SXS3

Entry Name: Gillespie Moat,motte,Parkmanse Garden

Scheduled Date: 29 December 1967

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2643

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: motte

Location: Biggar

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


Dated 1863. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan farmhouse with gabled steading forming U-plan court. Rubble building with harl and cement pointing. Formerly with Tudor hoodmoulds. Gabled with trefoil-headed bargeboards.

W (MAIN) ELEVATION: low broad gabled porch advanced at centre, plaque in gable above inscribed "Built by Sir James Colquhoun Bart Lord Lieutenant of Dumbartonshire AD 1860"; now with modern rustic lean-to porch. Flanking symmetrical bays, bipartite windows at ground, window in gablehead.

OUTBUILDINGS: U-plan steadings at rear; various openings. uPVC sash and case look-alike windows. Grey slate roof.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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