Basic Site Details

Name: Easterhouse Unit 1
Town, district or village: Wellhouse, Easterhouse
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: This scheme was laid out on a triangle of land bounded by Edinburgh Road, Bartiebeith Road, and Wellhouse Road. It comprised 900 houses mostly in the form of three-apartment three-storey tenements, with some cottages, terraced houses, and four/five-apartment tenements north of Torrans Road. A block of five shops and eight single person's flats was also built in Newhills Road. See separate records for primary school, two nursery schools, and church.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 6Bartiebeith Road South of Bartiebeith Road
Item 2 of 6Edinburgh Road North of Edinburgh Road
Item 3 of 6Langbar Crescent  
Item 4 of 6Newhills Road  
Item 5 of 6Wellhouse Crescent  
Item 6 of 6Wellhouse Road West of Wellhouse Road


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3October 1955 Plans dated 
Item 2 of 319561957Build/construction900 dwellings built
Item 3 of 319571958Build/constructionBlock of shops and small flats built in Newhills Road


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 2Archibald George JuryArchitectA19561958As City Architect
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19561958With A G Jury as City Architect

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Easterhouse Development (Easterhouse)The housing programme for Easterhouse was divided into seven units. The first three were in the southern half of the area, south of the Monkland Canal, and were built between 1956-8. The other four units were built around the planned township centre, north of the canal. Housing areas were basically tenements on garden city layouts, but with more effort to segregate residential streets from main ones. Easterhouse pioneered conservateive timber-windowed tenement types.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildGCA DG 1955/670, 1956/686