Basic Site Details

Name: Westerton Garden Suburb: Master Plan
Town, district or village: Westerton, Bearsden
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Westerton Garden Suburb intitiated by a meeting of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch of the Garden City Association, December 1910.

The Glasgow Garden Suburb Tenants Ltd. has now passed the initial stages, and contracts have been placed for sixty houses, of which over forty are nearing completion. The demand for the houses has been most encouraging. An option has been secured over several hundred acres comprising undulating land, with hedgerows and woods, and commanding extensive views of the country on the outskirts of Glasgow at Garscube. The estate adjoins an extensive golf course, and is abundantly sheltered by trees. The proposal to lay out this Suburb on the most approved lines urgently requires realisation in order that the concrete example can be brought to the doors of the great Scottish Metropolis, and act as an incentive to other similar schemes, which are proposed in the Vale of Leven, Greenock, Renfrew, etc. The capital of the Society is 50,000 and the Committee of management includes Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Bart, Sir Samuel Chisholm, Bart., Bailie W. F. Russell, Ex-Bailie William Martin, etc. The Secretary is Mr. M. Boyd Auld. [Ewart G Culpin: The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date 1913 Page 30 and plan page 29]

The foundation stone was laid by Lady Campbell of Succoth on 19 April 1913, the land having previously formed part of the Garscube Estate of Sir Archibald Campbell. The company had an option over 200 acres of land, which they intended to develop at 12 houses to the acre, giving at anticipated population of 10,000. However, construction ceased in 1915 due to the outbreak of war. By this stage 84 houses together with a shop with flat over had been completed.

See also Westerton Garden Suburb: Conservation Area Appraisal (Draft Jan 2011) East Dumbartonshire Council

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Westerton Garden Suburb Conservation Area   

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119131915Build/constructionWork ceased on outbreak of war


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  19131915 
Item 2 of 2Raymond Unwin  1913 As consultant


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Culpin, Ewart G1913The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date  Town Planning Association 
Item 2 of 3East Dunbartonshire Council2011See Westerton Garden Suburb: Conservation Area Appraisal   
Item 3 of 3Whitelaw, Maureen A Garden Suburb for Glasgow: the Story of Westerton  pp125-130