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Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle

View of tower (left) and 19th century addition (right)

Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle

The castle is set beside a deep river gorge

Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle

Detail of base of chimney stacks

Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle

The castle retains many characterful features

Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle

The castle fabric includes a variety of different materials

Crossbasket Castle is a category A listed building in South Lanarkshire that was on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland. The building incorporates a 16th century tower, but was enlarged to form a small country house in the 19th century.

We were commissioned to help the new owners of Crossbasket develop a new use for the building.  Prior to design work commencing, a short historical report was produced that discussed the historical background and highlighted the pertinent issues relating to the development of the castle.

This is an example of a small, discrete commission for background historical research, where a full conservation statement or conservation plan was not required, but where the research nevertheless proved useful in taking the project forward.

 


Useful links:

Buildings at Risk Register - Crossbasket Castle
RCAHMS' Canmore - NS65NE 10
Listed building report - 1004