Basic Site Details

Name: The Homesteads (Garden Suburb)
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Stirling Homesteads Limited is a Co-partnership group. It differs from the ordinary Garden Suburb Scheme principally in this - that the group lease a farm along with the houses and manage this collectively, through a farm committee employing a farm manager, who is also a member of the group. The object of this is eventually to reduce the cost of the distribution of milk and dairy produce to a minimum and secure the benefits of this to the group. Also to stand as distributing agent for the produce taken off the allotments by the tenants, thus securing Co-operative marketing. The housing and farm buildings necessary have been erected to meet the Association's requirements by HM Office of Woods, and the ground has also been leased on a 31 years' lease to the Association by the same body. The experiment is just in its infancy, and it is too soon to say anything definite about its prospects, but many of the initial difficulties have been passed, and it is hoped to overcome successfully the few remaining ones. Out of a total area of 40 acres, 1.5 has been built on, 5 are being used as gardens, and 35 are being farmed. The estate is situated 1.5 miles from Stirling, and provision is made for an ultimate population of 200 persons and 40 homes. The maximum dividend is limited to 4 per cent, on loan and 5 per cent, on share capital. The enterprise dates from the close of 1910. The rents range from 10- 10s. to 26, rates 2s. 6d. in the extra. [Ewart G Culpin: The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date 1913 Page 43]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Housing scheme  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119091910  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1James ChalmersArchitect 19091910 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Stirling Homesteads Limited 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Aitken, Peter, Cunningham, Cameron and McCutcheon, Bob1984The Homesteads: Stirling's Garden Suburb   
Item 2 of 5Carruthers, Annette2013The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: a history  pp320-321
Item 3 of 5Culpin, Ewart G1913The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date  Town Planning Associationp43
Item 4 of 5Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp753
Item 5 of 5Rosenburg, Lou2016Scotland's Homes fit for Heroes: Garden City Influences on the Development of Scottish Working Class Housing, 1900-1939 Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies: The Word Bankpp130-131