NS5752 : Polnoon Lodge

taken 13 years ago, near to Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Polnoon Lodge
Polnoon Lodge
Polnoon Lodge was originally built as a hunting lodge in the early eighteenth century by Alexander, ninth Earl of Eglinton. Following the sale of the Eaglesham Estate in 1844 to Allan and James Gilmour, the lodge was used as the estate office for a short period of time. Later on Allan Gilmour's mother and sisters occupied the lodge for a time into the 1860s before being let. By the 1920s the lodge operated as a temperance hotel and later on as a boarding house. An annexe was used a meeting room for local groups and societies. The lodge lay empty by the 1960s and was renovated by Renfrew County Council as housing for the elderly. The restoration work won a Civic Trust Award in 1971. One of the houses in Cheapside Street Link is a miniature of the lodge Link and was once occupied by the Eaglesham Estate factor. The Earls had another hunting lodge a few miles away at Cleughearn in East Kilbride Parish. Discover more about Polnoon Lodge and the history of Eaglesham by visiting the Geograph article, Eaglesham The Story of a Planned Village Link .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 August, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 573 521 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:44.5098N 4:16.4490W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 573 521
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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