Lilybank House

Lilybank House

Economic & Social History, the Centre for the History of Medicine and the Centre for Business History have been based in Lilybank House since 2005.

The house was built in the 1830s for Robert Allan, a Glasgow merchant. It was later home to John Blackie, under whose ownership the house was extended by Alexander "Greek" Thomson in the 1860s. Further additions were made in the 1890s by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The building is part of the Thomson Heritage Trail, as commemorated by a plaque on Thomson's wing.

Lilybank House was also used as a hall of residence for female students at the University.

Location: Bute Gardens, see reference D9 on the Gilmorehill Campus map.

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