BL Glenorchard House

There is nothing left of Glenorchard House except its legacy of rare and fine trees and grounds. The estate of Glenorchard, owned by the Bartholomew family, used to be entirely self-sufficient, employing about a dozen people, with cows supplying milk, cheese and meat and the gardens fruit and vegetables. Additional income was from the sale of rabbits to London. James Bartholomew was a founder member of the Scottish Ornithologists Club, recording many species at Glenorchard. After his death, the house became a liability, the roof was removed to avoid taxes and the house was eventually blown up in an army exercise.