Tucked away at the edge of the village, the Estate of Cowden Hall is a jewel hidden in Neilston's landscape. The Estate is privately owned and not under ownership of the Local Authority or part of any woodlands schemes. Although the site's former glory fades from view with every harsh winter, its beauty is etched in the memories of many, and its wildness relished by walkers and dogs. The place abounds with legends and stories and is populated with relics of stone, brick, metal and plant that span the history of Neilston as a place to grow up, a place to work and a place to play.
Many of the details and facts of this past are, sadly, lost with time. Others are held in memories, waiting to be told and new ones are being made at this very moment.
Join us in our journey to find out more about the ways in which Cowden Hall matters to the community of Neilston, and what ideas might help us secure its future.
The Cowden Hall Community Research Project aims to consider how Cowden Hall might flourish again alongside the community of Neilston. Join us in reigniting Neilston's love affair with the Estate of Cowden Hall.