Basic Site Details

Name: Highfield
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Alexander Dennistoun (after whom the area in which this villa is situated was named) bought large parts of this part of the East End of Glasgow around the 1850s and commissioned James Salmon in 1854
to create a plan for a villa suburb. Hence one possible attribution to Salmon. However similarities with details in John Gordon's Oakleigh Villa as advertised in Blackie's Villa and Cottage rchitecture
suggest he may have been the architect. The use of slendor colonettes in the canted window and the portrait roundels in particular suggest his hand. (HS list)

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Villa  
Item 2 of 2Nursery School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 17, Broompark Circus  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11967 Build/constructionBuilding dated


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 2James Salmon (senior)ArchitectA1867 Perhaps - or maybe John Gordon - see notes
Item 2 of 2John GordonArchitectB1867 Perhaps - or maybe James Salmon - see notes


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Blackie1868Villa and Cottage Architecture1st edition  
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p448

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51444