Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Shandon. Note some slightly different spellings which are exactly as they appeared in the directory. BATTRUM’S GUIDE AND DIRECTORY TO HELENSBURGH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD 1875 SHANDON INCLUDING BLAIRVADDICK AND FASLANE ESTATES Five miles from Helensburgh West. Omnibus leaves Helensburgh at 5pmContinue reading “Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875”

Shandon architecture

Alt-na-Coille/Woodburn House Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical house with later 19th century, single storey, canted bay to outer left. Squared and snecked whinstone with sandstone margins and dressings. Base course, eaves band, quoin strips. Originally called Woodburn House. Ardchapel Named after the ancient Chapel which was sited north east of the railway line. BuiltContinue reading “Shandon architecture”

Sale by Public Roup of Lagbuie House and Oakbank Cottage

Greenock Advertiser, 19 August 1880 To be sold by public roup within the Faculty Hall, St George’s Place, Glasgow on Wednesday the 25th day of August 1880 at two o’clock afternoon (unless previously disposed of by private bargain). Lagbuie House and grounds and Oakbank Cottage, Shandon. Lagbuie is a two-storey villa containing three public-rooms, eightContinue reading “Sale by Public Roup of Lagbuie House and Oakbank Cottage”