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- Date Added
- Local Authority
- East Dunbartonshire
- Planning Authority
- East Dunbartonshire
- NS 54073 70549
- 254073, 670549
J A W Grant with Raymond Unwin as consultant. Built 1913/15. Harled 4-house block; single storey and attic with outer gables, centre range with 2 dormers and main roof swept as hood over paired inner doors. Tripartites; small-paned upper sashes; porches on flanks; stacks below apex; slate roofs.
Statement of Special Interest
Westerton is of interest because it's a rare example in Scotland of a pre-Housing Act garden suburb on the English 'ideal village' model, and where the village was organised on a co-ownership basis. J A W Grant was architect, but Raymond Unwin, pioneer in housing design, acted as consultant and his influence on the scheme was significant, most obviously in the very English detailing.
In 1911 the Glasgow Garden suburb tenant's society was formed to promote the principles realised at Westerton. The foundation stone was laid on 19 April 1912 and by 1915, 84 houses (all but, roughly, 2) were in occupation. The buildings have survived in a little-altered condition, with most original doors and glazing retained.
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