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Killermont House

Located on the north bank of the River Kelvin, 1¼ miles (2 km) southeast of Bearsden, the B-listed Killermont House serves as the clubhouse and administrative offices for Glasgow Golf Club. This relatively plain Neo-Classical mansion dates from 1805, built for Archibald Campbell-Colquhoun (c.1754 - 1820) a lawyer and MP who served as Lord Advocate. The house comprises nine-bays, with a pediment over the central three and a narrow portico below supported by four slender Ionic columns. The estate first appears in the written record around 1580. In the early 17th century it was the property of the Cunninghams of Drumquhassil. In 1628, it was sold to John Stark, whose son was a notable Covenanter. The estate became the property of the Hunter family in the 1680s and was bought by Lawrence Colquhoun in 1747 from whom it passed through his daughter to Archibald who built the house.

The house and estate were initially leased by the Glasgow Golf Club in 1903 and later bought by them. Shortly afterwards Old Tom Morris (1821 - 1908) laid out a new course in the grounds. Displayed in the house is one of only three known portraits of Morris, by the English artist H. Jermyn Brooks.


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