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Provand's Lordship, Glasgow

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The Provand's Lordship of Glasgow, Scotland, is a medieval-period historic house museum located at the top of Castle Street within sight of the Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and next to the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.Provand's Lordship and the nearby Glasgow Cathedral, are some of the very few surviving buildings from Glasgow's medieval period. Provand's Lordship is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral is the oldest building.Provand's Lordship was built in 1471 as part of St Nicholas's Hospital by Andrew Muirhead, Bishop of Glasgow, the Muirhead coat of arms is still visible on the side of the building. Provand's Lordship was likely to have been used to house clergy and other support staff for the Cathedral, providing temporary housing.The house later became occupied by the Lord of the Prebend of Barlanark and perhaps was shared with the priest of St. Nicholas Hospital and Chapel and became known as Lord of Provan and then Provand’s Lordship.Most of the remaining medieval buildings that surrounded the Cathedral and hospital were demolished between the 18th and 20th centuries. In 1978, the building was offered to the City Of Glasgow by the Provand's Lordship Society. Today the house is furnished with a collection of seventeenth-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wandering Glasgow we visited and enjoyed. Lots of information giving history of the house through the ages. Medicinal garden that you could scratch and sniff.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Our guide, Zhanna, gave us interesting information about this house and some of the surrounding attractions, including the East End of Glasgow, the cathderal, the necropolis and so on.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Be sure to visit this house right across the street from the Glasgow Cathedral. You are literally stepping back in time when you walk through the door. The place can be easily missed as there are no l...  more »
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  • Excellent and very interesting information from the friendly person in charge today. 12th April.
  • Good information inside
  • Lovely old house MUST SEE
  • Old quaint building
  • We really liked this old medieval house, it's amazing it is still standing, the condition of the building is very good. It's worth to visit it, and it isn't big.

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