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Scottish Musical Review 1896
Scottish Musical Review 1896

George Service House
George Service House

Silvercraigs' Land

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Silvercraigs' Land

Silvercraigs' Land, which Robert Campbell of Silvercraigs is said to have built after his marriage to May Stewart in 1623, replaced an earlier building on the site. Embedded in the front of the mansion was a large stone carved with the National Arms of Scotland above two shields showing the Gyron Quarterings of the Argyll Family and the cognizances of the Houses of Campbell and Stewart.

The building was situated on the east side of the Saltmarket, opposite the entrance to the Bridge Port, and remained in the Campbells' possession until 1703. Oliver Cromwell stayed here in 1650.

After 1703 Silvercraigs' Land became a furniture warehouse, with items displayed in the space between the mansion and the street. By 1764 it had been converted for industrial use, probably as a weaving factory, under the MacGilchrist family.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 941.435 GOR

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

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