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Crownpoint House

Crownpoint House was built beside the Camlachie Burn, 1761.

The house was built on a half acre plot that was owned by John Walkinshaw around 1711, when he rented it to a farmer, John Park. It became known as Parkneuk and in 1858 it was purchased by William Alexander of Alexander & Campbell who built Crownpoint House there in 1761, naming it for the French fort in Quebec that had been captured by British forces in 1759. He sold the property in 1766 after encountering financial difficulties, and in 1770 it was acquired by a merchant, John Orr. A century later, the building was owned by a brickmaker named Wilson.

Camlachie is said to mean "muddy bend of the burn", referring to the attractive tree-lined stream which ran along the west side of the village and which by 1872 had become an open sewer.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 941.435 GOR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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