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Westburn House

Westburn House, photographed in 1870 by Thomas Annan.

The mansion was built in 1685 and extended in 1703. John MacDonald visited and wrote in 1856: "The estate of Westburn is the property of John Graham of Craigallion, who, not being a resident on the spot, has apparently left it very much for several years to the freedom of its own will, or in other words, to "hang as it grows." The pleasure grounds, which have at one period been of the most elegant description, and which are still very beautiful, are overrun with weeds, while the fine old trees are sadly in lack of a tasteful pruning. The burn also, which winds in picturesque curves through the park, is, in some places nearly choked with sedges and rushes..."

Cambuslang Golf Course was laid out on the grounds in the 1890s and the mansion was subsequently demolished.

Reference: Sp Coll Dougan Add. 73

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Cambuslang Golf Club, country houses, golf courses, mansions, Westburn House

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