Cowdon Hall

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Cowdon (or Cowden) Hall in East Renfrewshire comprises the remains of an impressive 19th century designed landscape that included a mansion, extensive glass houses and a boating pond.  The mansion was demolished in the latter part of the 20th century but good evidence of the landscape and garden features remain.  Evidence of the architects of the mansion and also the glass house installation is proving more elusive.

GHSS report on Cowdon Hall
We have prepared a detailed document describing the history of Cowdon Hall and illustrating many of the features.  This is available via the web site of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments (RCAHMS).

Our RCAHMS hosted document on Cowden.

Cowden Hall - a continuing mystery  
Who built the extensive glasshouse range and conservatory? Was it James Boyd & Sons?

Robert Orr prepares to move out   A  sale room glimpse at the interior of Cowden Hall