The History of Inchglas

Frederick Thomas Pilkington, the renowned but often referred to as ‘rogue’ Edinburgh based architect, designed and built Inchglas in 1856

Practising in the Victorian High Gothic revival style, he designed mostly churches and institutional buildings in Scotland. It is believed that Inchglas was built as a holiday home for Frederick and family and he continued ownership of the house until his death in 1898.

Notable Scottish buildings designed by Pilkington include:

  • Barclay Church, Edinburgh
  • Irvine Church
  • Larbert Hospital
  • ‘Egremont’, Dick Place, Edinburgh
Barclay Church, Edinburgh

The lower ground floor rooms of Inchglas were sympathetically converted in to two apartments in 2013 by the previous owners and operated as The Pilkington Apartments. Now in the care of the Harrison family and rebranded as Inchglas Apartments we hope to take them forward and allow more guests to enjoy such a fabulous and unique building. Further information on the house and Frederick Thomas Pilkington is available during your stay.

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