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Stracathro House (Strathcathro House)

  • Built / Designed For: Alexander Cruicshanks

    House & Family History: In 1938 the government leased Stracathro House and built a temporary Emergency Medical Services Hospital in the grounds to cope with the military and civilian casualties anticipated as a result of World War II. During this time the House was used as a residence for doctors and nurses; it was later purchased by the local health authority and became a District General Hospital. Stracathro House and Estate has been a home in private ownership since 2003.

    Comments: J.R.A. Connachan-Holmes, writing in "Country Houses of Scotland," calls Stracathro "amongst the first rank of neo-classical architecture."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: There are the remains of a Roman marching camp at Stracathro. In 1296 King Edward I of England (Hammer of the Scots) defeated John Balliol, King of Scotland, on Stracathro Field.

  • Architect: Archibald Simpson

    Date: 1827
    Designed: House for Alexander Cruicshanks

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 45, 1852.

  • Title: Country Houses of Scotland
    Author: Connachan-Holmes, John
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: Somerset: Butler & Tanner (Argyll: House of Lochar)
    ISBN: 1899863001
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Greek Revival, The
    Author: Crook, J. Mordaunt
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: London: John Murray
    ISBN: 0719554551
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Francis Convery

    Past Seat / Home of: Alexander Cruicshanks, 19th century. Sir James Campbell, Lord Provost of Glasgow, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No