Historic Guided Tour of Dennistoun

Walking Tour

Duke Street Post Office, Corner of Annfield Place and Westercraigs 1 Annfield Place G31 2XT

Alexander Dennistoun employed architect James Salmon to produce a masterplan of the area with villas, terraces and gardens some of which forms the Dennistoun Conservation Area and later evolved into tenemental properties forming the Dennistoun Drives. Come on our historic tour.

Alexander Dennistoun 1790-1874 had a vision to build a residential suburb. He employed architect James Salmon to produce a masterplan of the area with villas, terraces and gardens some of which forms the Dennistoun Conservation Area. The rest evolved into tenements, churches and schools designed by other well known architects. The architecture, stained glass, cast iron work and plasterwork in the area is quite impressive.

His own estate was Golfhill and he bought other estates in the area : Craigpark, Annfield, Whitehill and Meadowpark. These combined estates of around 200 acres formed the basis of the area which is now known as Dennistoun.

The Dennistoun Conservation Society website www.dennistounconservationsociety.org.uk has maps and photographs of the estates and mansions and people who lived there then and a lot of information on the current buildings.

Alexander was the eldest son of a successful merchant family and was educated at Glasgow Grammar School and the College of Glasgow. In 1820 he was sent to New Orleans, where his father and uncle had a branch of their cotton trade business. On his return to Britain, he lived in Cheshire and took charge of the Liverpool branch. He later spent several years in France before returning to Glasgow.

Dennistoun was also a director of the Union Bank of Scotland and served as a member of parliament for Dumbarton in 1834, having stood as a Liberal. After the death of his wife in 1847, he alternated between his Glasgow home in Golfhill and Lagarie, on the Gareloch.

Number in Brochure: 123


Tour Times

Sat 11am; 2 hours

Advanced Booking Essential

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Spaces are limited per person.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

If the event is fully booked please feel free to add yourself to the wait list, if a space becomes available you will be contacted and will have one day to respond. Please be aware that you must add yourself to the waitlist for every space and for the times that you want ie. if looking for three spaces at any time, add your name 3 times to each event time.


Limited Disabled Access
Steep hills.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Bellgrove (0.11 miles)

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Duke Street with meters. Free on Westercraigs



Dennistoun Conservation Society

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Historic Guided Tour of Dennistoun

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Historic Guided Tour of Dennistoun
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