Basic Site Details

Name: Westerton Garden Suburb: Tennis Club and Bowling Club
Town, district or village: Westerton, Bearsden
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: In accordance with perceived good practice, the Westerton Garden Suburb master plan of 1913 made suitable provision for recreational facilities. These included tennis and cricket on the present recreation ground behind the village hall on Maxwell Avenue. In addition there were plans for a children’s playground at the end of Northview and bowling greens and tennis courts on land behind the proposed church. This was to be situated on the higher ground behind the village forming a landmark at the end of the axial way from the village hall (approx the present Westfield Crescent). This later phase of the master plan was never progressed, space for the bowling greens eventually being found at the recreation ground.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Recreation Ground, Maxwell Avenue  


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 2John Alexander William Grant  1913 As part of Master Plan for Garden Suburb
Item 2 of 2Raymond Unwin  1913 Consultant


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Garden Suburb Tenants Ltd.Original client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Culpin, Ewart G1913The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date  Town Planning Associationp29 - Master Plan
Item 2 of 2Murray, William1975The Burgh of Bearsden Bearsden Town Councilp58