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.