Camphill House, Queen’s Park (1810)

Camphill House is situated behind Langside Halls within Queens Park

Camphill House was was built between 1800 and 1818 for Robert Thomson (1771-1831). Thomson was a partner with his father (also Robert, 1742-1820) in Robert Thomson & Sons, whose Adelphi Cotton Works in Hutchesontown was said to have been the first in Glasgow to manufacture cotton goods. The house is very similar architectural design to Aikenhead House, which was designed by David Hamilton (1768-1843) and built in 1806.

In 1894 the house and its grounds were added to Glasgow Corporation’s Queen’s Park. The building was converted into a museum in 1895-1896 and contained displays of costume and relics relating to the Battle of Langside, which was fought nearby in 1568. The museum closed in the 1980s and the building was converted into flats.

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