Wandering through Linn Park tast Wednesday I also had the 1850’s map of the other end of the park with me and was surprised that Alexander Thomson’s Holmwood House was not on it. The survey must have taken place before 1858, when it was completed.
Cathcart House was demolished in 1927, after it had been purchased by Glasgow Corporation to add to the park. On the ground, the site of Cathcart House was much more obvious than the bandstand.
In the 1780’s, stone built houses on a hillside had much more substantial foundations than flimsy timber bandstands of the 1920’s, where the only trace spotted by the aerial photographs was the outline of the surrounding path.
I took photographs of the deep hollow, formerly the foundations of the house, which was entered from Old Castle Road, close to Court Knowe (where Queen Mary watched the Battle of Langside) and Cathcart Castle.