Entrance to Cafe House for an Art Lover Bellahouston Park Bellahouston Park G41 5BW
From the House for an Art Lover, built to Charlis Rennie Mackintoshs plans, the walk proceeds past A-listed Craigie Hall (no access) through Dumbreck tracing Sir Thomas Mason and George Hamilton, Builder, to B listed Hazelwood House, where Hamilton built electric houses.
The A-listed Craigiehall House was built in 1872 for the 3rd son of a family from Plantation. He brought the name from one of their properties. In the late 1890s the house was extended and renovated by Sir Thomas Mason. There are internal C R Mackintosh features [no access].
A recent owner of Craigiehall became so enchanted with C R Mackintosh that he spearheaded a campaign to build the House for an Art Lover.
Mason built many notable Glasgow buildings. He was a charismatic man and a great supporter of the Liberal Party. He entertained the Liberal Prime Minister, Asquith, at Craigiehall.
After a general overview of Dumbreck and its current boundaries, the walk will proceed through Dumbreck following the moves of Sir Thomas Mason. The features of the main Dumbreck Builder will be highlighted as will some other Architects. There are views of 2 of Hamiltons own houses.
The tour continues into Hazelwood where Mason once lived and follows Hamilton to the B-listed Hazelwood House [no access] in whose grounds he built his revolutionary Electric Houses. These are a marked contrast to his Dumbreck style.
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Sun 2pm; 70 minutes
Limited Disabled Access
Pavement / Road Walking about a mile. Wear walking shoes!
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Dumbreck Station [no Sunday Service] Ibrox Subway [Copland Road]
Parking: Car Park Available On-Site Free of Charge