Gilkerscleugh House


At the time of the Covenanters, Gilkerscleugh was probably a newly-erected mansion, being typical of seventeenth century Scots architecture. It was the home of John Hamilton, who was fined on 8 February 1683 by the Privy Council for his Covenanting sympathies. His wife, Catherine Hamilton, allowed many of the outed ministers to hold conventicles at Gilkerscleugh. As a result, her husband was fined 2000 merks.

Gilkerscleugh House



NGR - NS 903230


Gilkerscleugh House has been demolished. It stood at Low Gilkersceugh, on a minor road linking Crawfordjohn and Abington.