The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

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The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby thequeensparkranger » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:09 pm

Hello,

was wondering if anyone out there can anwer a couple of questions I have.....earlier today I travelled to King's Park and went to look at the old Cathcart Churchyard.I particularly wanted to see the Covenanter's Memorial Stone which is in this yard. I couldn't find anyway in and was wondering if it is possible to get into the churchyard? Does anyone know how to get access that doesn't involve climbing over the wall?



second question.........

where abouts in Linn Park are the old remaining walls of Cathcart Castle? Are they near Court Knowe?

any help......mucho appreciated.


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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby cumbo » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:33 pm

Hi QPR
I guess like most Glasgow grave yards Cathcart has had its problems with damage so I guess that's why the gates are
locked during the school holidays.The monument to the covananter's is a table sort near the clock tower.The best entry is over the wall and the best bit to do it is at the corner of Manse Brae and kilmaling Road There is a raised corner. As for The remains of Cathcart Castle it is on Old Castle Road opp Court Knowe,It is a bit overgrown and might not look much but worth going in for a wander.Be alert as it is a very steep fall down to the path on the River Cart and can be a bit hard going underfoot.
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby thequeensparkranger » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:43 pm

hi there Cumbo,



thanks for your reply.........I hadn't thought of the school holidays..........I'll go back and try again another time.I could see the covenanter's memorial just through the gates if I squinted hard enough to the right hand side.So close but so far....

I was up at Court Knowe and thought the walls must be pretty close.....again I can go back.........I came up to Court Knowe via an overgrown path or track up from the entrance/exit to Linn Park on Seil Drive??

Do you know the name of the mansion house in Linn Park? it wasn't mentioned on the sign posts. It wasn't holmwood house as I was too far into the park for that.
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby cumbo » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:37 pm

The house in linn Park is long gone. I'm sure there is some pictures on here way back
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby ibtg » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:28 am

I visited Linn Park not long ago and took photos of Linn House.

It has been converted to flats - or am I mistaken??
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby thequeensparkranger » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:00 pm

thanks for the info.........I think it must be Linn House I saw...it is flats now.....and an equestrian centre....no sign of any horses tho.......it is up near the golf course end of the park......


off to Holmwood House and Cathcart Cemetry this afternoon.
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby BTJustice » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:43 pm

The old parish churchyard is always padlocked Im affraid. School holidays or not so only way in is over the wall unless you are lucky enough to get there when they are mowing the grass.

These pics should help you find the castle remains, sounds like you were close.

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Its Linn house thats now flasts, Cathcart house is long gone, demolished by the council in 1927;

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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby thequeensparkranger » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:02 pm

hi dave,




thank you very much for your help.......i was so close infact.. just feet away from the castle at Court Knowe....I'll go back soon..that's disappointing about the old graveyard at Cathcart..may have to shimmy over that wall then..hope PC Plod ain't about......don't see what the harm is going into the yard..I'm going to take photos not exhume people.......

the then and now photos are great..many thanks........

discovered Cathcart cemetery this afternoon...like Glasgow's answer to london's Highgate.....amazing place......so overgrown and wooded..liked it alot..got lots of pics taken.


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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby BTJustice » Sat May 15, 2010 11:22 am

Incase you are still interested in the old parish churchyard, there are archaeological surveys of the yard and the area round about going on just now so you may be lucky and find the gate open.

I took a photo of the information yesterday but not put it in the comp yet or I would post it up.

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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby robertpool » Wed May 19, 2010 5:44 am

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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby Josef » Wed May 19, 2010 10:24 pm

robertpool wrote:Image


As ever, thanks Robert.

One of the attendees on the HG walk in Cathcart a couple of months ago brought along a similar document, although it had the cost of the brass handles itemised. That being a swizz, apparently, because the handles were only brass-plated.
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby robertpool » Wed May 19, 2010 11:15 pm

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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby cumbo » Thu May 20, 2010 5:35 pm

The Mary Queen of Scots Monument at Court Knowe is to have £20 000 spent on landscaping this summer.
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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby Anorak » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:29 am

Just finished a drawing of Cathcart Castle ruins as it may have looked 30 years ago before it was flattened.
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As always with non-existent buildings you can't walk round to view the 3rd dimension, which has to be purely guesswork.

Also drew a wee sketch of Holmlea School, which we are told is going to be preserved. Drawn the the way it may have looked before it was abandoned to deleriction?

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Re: The Old Cathcart churchyard and Linn Park

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:56 am

Good work :)

If you're really determined there is this, though it'd cost you:
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/details/1154089/
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/44 ... rt+castle/

(Maybe the Mitchell has copies of some of these too?)
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