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Barloch House. This house, now the oldest dwelling in the Burgh, having been erected about 170 years ago, was the home of the Lairds of Barloch. As already mentioned, when our congregation was formed and the church built, James Douglas was the laird and became an elder early in the Church's history. He proved a strenuous supporter and helped in many ways to maintain the Congregation in being. The house to-day stands much as it did in 1800, and is occupied by Mr. James D. Ogilvie, one of our Elders. To-day, we have a descendant of the Douglas family in Dr. Carstairs Douglas of Garwhitter, who has felt the home call of his ancestors and come to make his residence amongst us.


In 1600, the Duke of Montrose feued out the Mill of Millgavie to Patrick Miller, with a servitude of three cows and one horse grass over the lands of Barloch, which lay adjacent to the mill.


GRAHAM v. DOUGLAS  7 Feb1735   In 1631, the duke also feued out to Walter Graham the lands of Barloch. The conveyance to Graham was expressly burdened with the servitude which had been formerly constituted in favour of Miller. Graham sold the lands of Barloch to Robert Douglas, the grandfather of the defender, but under express burden of the servitude. The servitude was thus engrossed in the titles both of the dominant and the servient tenement.

The pursuer having acquired right by progress to the mill of Millgavie, brought an action of declarator against the defender, for the purpose of having his right of servitude declared. The defender alleged that the right of servitude claimed had not been exercised for more than forty years past, and that, therefore, it had prescribed non utendo.


The property was sold in 2004 for a price around £1million.


1978 description: Good late Georgian house circa 1840. 2 storeys with low extensions to sides, 3 windows, rendered and whitewashed, painted margins, slate roofs, original glazing. Central pilaster doorpiece. Bipartites to extensions.


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  • Douglas of Barloch



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