A simple summary with associated links to some of our material and other items that may be of interest

Our publications

GHSS commissioned reports: Caldwell, Neilston Cemetery, Cowden, Rouken Glen, Arthurlie House, South Arthurlie House

West, John. Caldwell Tower by Uplawmoor. The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, Autumn 2010, p27

Shaw, Anthony. The Hothouse at Ramshead walled garden. The Gardens Trust news, 96, Summer 2015, p23 ( a reworking of our hot house article)

Shaw, Anthony. Robert Adam, William Mure and the Edinburgh Riding School. The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, Spring 2016, p19

Shaw, Anthony. Caldwell House - from inception to occupation. East Renfrewshire Designed Gardens and Landscapes Group, 2017 ISBN:9781366422118

Shaw, Anthony. Caldwell House - the design, construction and completion. East Renfrewshire Designed Gardens and Landscapes Group, 2017 ISBN: 9781389516252

Family-history resources

The builders of Caldwell House and Census data for Caldwell, Census data for Cowden

Other sites

Our most valued site is the National Library of Scotland. Their world class maps site is an outstanding facility for anyone interested in landscape history. Also, there is access to much other material such as post office directories and various catalogues. If you reside in Scotland, the National Library's licensed digital collections are a particularly rich resource. If you need to visit the library to access something from their important manuscripts collection, the manuscripts reading room is perfect.

The archives and collections of Historic Environment Scotland (formerly RCAHMS) provides access to a wealth of resources incorporating many thousands of photographs, maps, drawings and documents about buildings and landscapes, from prehistory to the present day. The archive includes an inventory of gardens and designed landscapes.

The Garden History Society (GHS) is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes. In 2015 it became part of the The Gardens Trust that also incorporates County Gardens Trusts from all over England, and is affiliated to the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. UK Parks and Gardens is a project to develop a dedicated web-based resource, freely available to individuals, for information relating to historic parks, gardens and other green open spaces throughout the United Kingdom.