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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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  • Great place to visit, it's free and has plenty of history you can learn whilst there. Staff are only to willing to answer any questions you may have. 
  • It is the only medieval building, which has survived in Glasgow. In the early 20th century, a group of enthusiasts begun storing it. Among this community can be distinguished by William Berrella, who has donated £ 5000, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The efforts of these people, the building was preserved and even furnished with antique furnishings. It is believed that antique furniture from this House inspired by Mac to create furniture for the Willow Tea Rooms. To the rear of the House there is a small garden, where you can see various medicinal plants. The House itself is built of roughly cut stone. It preserved medieval oak-beamed ceilings. On the ground floor you can also see the ancient utensils,
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  • Nice turn of the rooms and imagine the life at the time. On the way to the Cathedral, you can relax in the small garden, where you can admire the "tontine" heads, "originating in the keystones from other places in the city
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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.
  • Nice and interesting place
  • How amazing that this has stood for over 540 years.
  • The oldest house in glasgow.
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