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Finlaystone House, Langbank

Introduction:
Finlaystone stood, overlooking the River Clyde, near the village of Langbank. Most of the building was erected in the 19th century, but an earlier part bears the date 1760.
Image Rights Holder:
Glasgow City Council Libraries and Archives
Ref:
CMRB28
Project:
646:The Thomas Annan Collection
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
130 x 190mm; 170 x 120mm ( x 4)
What:
Photograph of country house
Subject:
These views were published, with historical notes, as a collection of photographs of castles and mansions of Renfrewshire and Buteshire. This followed similar volumes on Glasgow and Ayrshire. It was published after Annan's death, but most views are recognisably his.
Who:
Earls of Glencairn (builders of house)
Thomas Annan (1829-1887) (photographer)
When:
1855-1887 (working life of photographer)
1760 and 19th century (date of building)
Where:
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Background:
These views were published, with historical notes, as a collection of photographs of castles and mansions of Renfrewshire and Buteshire. This followed similar volumes on Glasgow and Ayrshire. It was published after Annan's death, but most views are recognisably his.
Description:
The estate is the ancient seat of the Earls of Glencairn. James, 14th Earl of Glencairn was a friend and patron of Robert Burns, who wrote a poem on his death ' Lament for Glencairn'.