Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
NS 73644 53930
273644, 653930


William Adam; 1731 design built 1732-43. Ornamental

hunting lodge and "dogg Kennel", built as eyecatcher

terminating Hamilton Palace south avenue and with fantastic

long baroque symmetrical facade. Abandoned when Hamilton

Palace was demolished circa 1929, and renovated by SDD

Historic Buildings Division in conjunction with

Hamilton District Council, 1978-87.

4 2-storey ranges linked by screen walls, east-most range

contains Duke's apartment at 1st floor, with restored

Clayton plasterwork; banqueting hall in next range alongside.

Courtyard to rear (south), ha-ha wall reaches substantial

height at west, with slope of ground; dummy fortifications;

leopard house at east, mound at south-east.

All rubble and ashlar with slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Original interior work, which included plasterwork by

Thomas Clayton continued until circa 1746, has

completely gone.



VITRUVINS SCOTICUS n.d. (reprint 1981) pl 160

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Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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