Basic Site Details

Name: Broom Estate housing development
Town, district or village: Newton Mearns
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Taylor superseded by W A Gladstone from 1937.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Broom Road  
Item 2 of 269, Ayr Road Original Mactaggart & Mickel sales office


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219351940  
Item 2 of 21936  'Period' houses introduced


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 2(Sir) Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (or Patrick Abercrombie)Architect, Town Planner   Drew up proposed layout for Estate in December 1933
Item 2 of 2James TaylorArchitect 19351936 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mactaggart & Mickel 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp169
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSpp85-97
Image of 29 Broompark Drive, Broom Estate (1938) p84
Proposed plan for Broom estate drawn up in December 1933 by Patrick Abercrombie p85
Plans for 'C type' villa to be erected at Broom Estate (April 1935) p86
Broom Estate advertisement showing modernistic house type suggested for Area 'A' p87
Broom Estate advertisement showing bungalow type for Area 'C' (Glasgow Herald April 1935) p88
Elevation detail and plan of deatched villa proposed for Broom Estate (1936) p90
Three alternative elevations for proposed bungalows for the Broom Estate (1937) p91
May 1938 Plan of the Broom Estate, as amended in 1934 p92
Image of the 'Clutterbucks House', an ultra-modern six apartment detached villa with roof garden (1938) p93
View of specimen kitchen on the Broom Estate, in a 1938 brochure p93
The original Broom Estate sales office at 69 Ayr Road as seen in 1997 p94
Proposed house to be erected at the Broom Estate (1937) p95
'East & West - Mactaggart & Mickel homes are best!' advertisement illustrating the various housing schemes by Mactaggart & Mickel, Daily Record (1939) p 104