Hermiston House is on Golf Course Road, in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Hermiston house was built in 1904 by architect John A Campbell. It is a 2-story arts and crafts style villa with a tile roof, stone dressings around the windows and brick built exterior. The former owner is said to be a Mister James Glasgow who went into bankruptcy in 2000 at age 86, lost everything he owned, but the house was not in his name so he did not loose Hermiston House. He vacated the premises in December of 2006. The true owner and Mr. Glasgow (or his children) were in a feud over the house and it is unknown whether or not that has been settled. Neighbors and others have suggested the demolition of this house but it is against the decision of the Renfrewshire Council to allow the demolition of a Listed Building regardless of condition. Hermiston is described as a dangerous building that is unsafe and entry is prohibited at all times.
In 2007 the house looked good with only a bit of damage to the roof. unfortunately, in just the 8 years it has been vacant and abandoned it has fallen into deep decay.
It was listed for sale for offers over £600,000, but the listing was removed. It is a category B listed building of Historic Scotland and deemed ‘at risk’. Anyone interested in purchasing the house must have a specialist contractor view the premises. A 1996 article about Mr. James Glasgow is Here.
Where is the abandoned Hermiston House with the Rolls Royce located? You can find it with these coordinates. 55.855724,-4.59011.
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