Basic Site Details

Name: Flagstaff Hill
Town, district or village: Colwyn Bay
City or county:  
Country: Wales
Grid ref:
Notes: The Manchester surgeon, Dr Walter Whitehead, who commissioned the architect Dan Gibson to design a house and the landscape architect Thomas Mawson to lay out the gardens. The gardens were made in 1898-99, along with the gatehouse, outbuildings, and glasshouses. But the grand mansion planned was never built, and Whitehead lived in retirement in the gatehouse.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2House  
Item 2 of 2Garden  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11903 Build/constructionLower Lodge and entrance


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 2Dan GibsonArchitectA1903 Lower Lodge and entrance
Item 2 of 2Thomas Hayton MawsonGarden designer, Landscape architect, Town PlannerA1903 Gardens


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Whitehead, Dr Walter 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Mawson, Thomas1912The Art and Craft of Garden Making   
Item 2 of 2RCAHMW   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Simon TushinghamInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent January 2014