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Elderslie House (King's Inch Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: The 15th century King's Inch Castle was near the location of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Alexander Speirs

    House & Family History: Elderslie House was actually built on the King's Inch Estate, although Alexander Speirs had also purchased the adjoining Elderslie Estate in 1767 from a direct descendent of William Wallace. In 1821 the House was extended by George Douglas. Elderslie House and King's Inch Castle were located on the southern side of the current Braehead shopping center.

  • Architect: Robert Adam

    Date: 1776
    Designed: House, orginally called King's Inch, for Alexander Speirs.

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  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Speirs family, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01786-434-603

    Website: http://www.elderslie.org

    Historic Houses Member: No