COCHNO FARM AND RESEARCH CENTRE
Originally Cochno House
ACCESS : Not generally open to the public.
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Cochno Farm, or as it is properly known, the Cochno Farm and Research Centre, sits on the slopes above Duntocher and Hardgate, a little west of Edinbarnet. It is part of University of Glasgow.
The University purchased the estate in 1954 when it consisted of 220 acres, including 42 acres of woodland. Today Cochno Farm and Research Centre extends to approximately 344ha (850 acres) and this facility plays a key role in the delivery of core teaching and research activities of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and affiliated Research Institutes of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.
The land is predominately south facing aspects and rises from approximately 400ft at the West Lodge Gate to over 1200ft at the northern limits of the estate at Jaw, Cochno and Black Lochs (whose fishing rights belong to the University).
In the 17th century, the Hamiltons of Barns were in possession, and lived on the estate. The core of the present mansion house was built for them in 1757. The classical design has been attributed to John Adam, a member of the famous 18th century family of Scottish architects. Additions were made in 1842, in the period of James Hamilton (10th of Barns), when a lower kitchen block was added. The wing was elevated by one storey later. [WDC].
COCHNO FARM FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/CochnoFarm
COCHNO FARM website : https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/vet/scottishcentreforproductionanimalhealthfoodsafety/cochnofarmandresearchcentre/
WDC website : https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/museums-and-galleries/collections/buildings/castles-and-country-houses/castles-and-country-houses-clydebank/cochno-house/