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- Category: C
- Date Added: 30/06/1988
- Local Authority: East Dunbartonshire
- Planning Authority: East Dunbartonshire
- Burgh: Bearsden
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 54071 70630
- Coordinates: 254071, 670630
J A W Grant with Raymond Unwin as consultant. Built 1913/15. Symmetrical 2-house block; single storey with attic windows breaking through eaves. Harled. Broad-eaved slated roof, near pyramidal and swept over porches on flanks; lesser slated canopy runs full width between floors, pair canted windows below; stacks near apex. Stepped boundary wall to street.
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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