Girgenti house, near Stewarton, East Ayrshire, was named after a temple in Sicily.
Girgenti House was described in the New Statistical Account as being “built in rather an uncommon style”. It was demolished in the 1940s.
In a series of posts to come, I will attempt to introduce you to Girgenti. It’s history began at the temple in Sicily as visited by Captain John Cheape in the years before the Napoleonic wars: