Cross House

A smart white-harled property on The Cross in the centre of Linlithgow (West Lothian), Cross House dates from c.1700. It comprises three storeys and was extended in the mid 17th C. to form an L-plan home. A bowed bay rises to the full height of the building on the western elevation. The window margins facing the street are painted, whereas those to the rear are trimmed with buff sandstone. Inside one of the first-floor rooms has fine Rococo plasterwork, with swirling foliage, birds and baskets of fruit. The building was altered and in 1966 and Category-A listed in 1971.

Cross House was built by Andrew Craufurd of Lochcote in the Bathgate Hills, and the extension added by Robert Garner, who served as Commissary of the Royal Forces in Scotland. The house was occupied for a time by James Glen (1701-77), who was a Provost of Linlithgow and later British Governor of South Carolina.

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