Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Lady Matilda Maxwell
Lady Matilda Maxwell

Penilee in Wartime
Penilee in Wartime

Lord Darnley's Cottage

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

*Open in New Window
Lord Darnley's Cottage

Lord Darnley's Cottage at the Limmerfield in the Drygate, depicted c 1872 when it had become a barber's shop.

During the 1560s this building was the manse of the Parson of Campsie. It is said that Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (c 1545-1567) lodged here when he visited his father the 4th Earl of Lennox in the city, and that it was while staying here that he first showed signs of illness (rumoured to be brought on either by syphilis or by poisoning) shortly before his assassination in Edinburgh in 1567.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 941.435 GOR

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

barbers' shops, Lord Darnley's Cottage, manses, Parsons of Campsie, thatched cottages

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options