February 2013 

06/02/2013

An ornate carved stone crest which was once on top of the portico over the main entrance door of Kilmahew house. When the house was demolished in 1995, this and a couple of other similar pieces of carved stone were rescued by a Cardross resident. His grandparents owned the house before it was sold to the Catholic church, and he has many fond memories of staying there as a child.

Apparently, the man doing the demolition was appalled at being asked to knock down such a fine old house – he even phoned his employers to ask if there was some mistake.

The stone is inscribed with the word ‘spero’ – Italian for ‘hope’.

Posted by Michael Gallagher


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