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posted 06-01-2005 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Edinburgh08   Click Here to Email Edinburgh08     Edit/Delete Message
I am doing a study on the design of Bothwell Castle. I am looking for any information concerning a mansion built just to the east of the castle. I know that the mansion was demolished sometime around 1930 due to mining contamination of some kind. If you have any information please get back to me.


posted 06-01-2005 08:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Bothwell House was built by Archibald Douglas, the 1st earl of Forfar (1653 - 1712)
The house proved more comfortable than the old castle so that by 1700 the earls had
moved from the castle to the house.
Due to 100's of years of coal mining in the area, subsidence caused the house to become unsafe and it was demolished in the 1920's.
Regards Paul of Paul's castle. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/castles/

[This message has been edited by Paul (edited 06-01-2005).]

posted 06-03-2005 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message

It is very difficult to find information about Bothwell Mansion.

In addition to what Paul has said, I can say:

The demolition was in 1926.

On http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/towns/townhistory4703.html we can find a very small description: Modern Bothwell Castle, to the E of its ruined predecessor, is a plain Queen Anne edifice, consisting of a centre and two wings;

In the end of the year there will be published a book about lost houses of Scotland. Probably/ hopefully this book will spent some pages on new Bothwell castle

But if you can not wait for this book, you can look for the following books:

Visitation of Seats by J Burke (1853)
Visitation of Seats 2 by J Burke (1855)

Both these books contain some info about Bothwell Castle.


posted 06-03-2005 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Edinburgh08   Click Here to Email Edinburgh08     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for all the help. Your information is greatly appreciated.


posted 06-04-2005 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
you are welcome

I have also a question:

If you find more information on new Bothwell Castle other than this, could you please post it here. I am also very interested in it and very curious how the house looked like

All times are PT (US)

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