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Provand's Lordship, Glasgow

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Historic Site
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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  • It's free, is beautiful and full of history. The word beams in the house are original!! They're 80 years older that the United States! This is a great little gem in the city of Glasgow and worth the s...  more »
  • Visited this in 2016 - as a local it is overlooked but I really enjoyed it. The architecture both internal and external is beautiful and the gardens out the back are just lovely.  more »
  • Helpful staff. Interesting video. But mind your head. People were shorter in those days! Not suitable for wheelchair users. Lots of interesting facts and artefacts. Close to the cathedral and worth a ...  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.