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Ancient Greece Comes to Victorian Rothesay

Tor House Rothesay Designed by Alexander Greek Thomson

Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, 1817-1875, was a Scottish architect whose imposing churches and mansions are some of the most impressive Victorian era buildings you will see in Scotland.

Thomson, who was born in Balfron in Stirlingshire never stepped foot in Greece, but was much influenced by classical Greek architecture.

Tor House in Rothesay was commissioned by John Wilson, a local stationer and now is on the market for offers over 335,000 pounds. It is a substantial villa with some stunning views and if it was located in Glasgow or Edinburgh would probably be worth over one million pounds.

Full details for the property are available here: Tor House, Designed by Alexander Greek Thomson.

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20 May 2017

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