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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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  • The oldest house in the city has a lot of stories to tell but you have to be careful of your head. You can leave suitcases whilst looking around. 
  • This is a wee hidden treasure - who knew it was there - very informative and the garden at the backmis worth a visit too 
  • One of the must see for visitors to Glasgow situated at the cathedral square at the to!p of castle st next to the cathedral the museum of religious artifacts and the necropolis a lot of the oldest par...  more »
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  • 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.
  • How amazing that this has stood for over 540 years.
  • Nice and interesting place
  • The oldest house in glasgow.