Dumbreck & Hazelwood Heritage Walk
Shop at House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, G41 5BW
Explore the heritage of Dumbreck & Hazelwood on this tour from House for an Art Lover, via the Category A Listed Craigie Hall, to Hazelwood House.
The A-listed Craigiehall House was built in 1872 for the 3rd son of a family from Plantation. He brought the name from one of their properties. In the late 1890s the house was extended and renovated by Sir Thomas Mason. There are internal C R Mackintosh features [no access].
A recent owner of Craigiehall became so enchanted with C R Mackintosh that he spearheaded a campaign to build the House for an Art Lover.
Mason built many notable Glasgow buildings. He was a charismatic man and a great supporter of the Liberal Party. He entertained the Liberal Prime Minister, Asquith, at Craigiehall.
After a general overview of Dumbreck and its current boundaries, the walk will proceed through Dumbreck following the moves of Sir Thomas Mason. The features of the main Dumbreck Builder will be highlighted as will some other Architects. There are views of 2 of Hamilton's own houses.
The tour continues into Hazelwood where Mason once lived and follows Hamilton to the B-listed Hazelwood House [no access] in whose grounds he built his revolutionary “Electric Houses". These are a marked contrast to his "Dumbreck" style. A social history is available for some of the previous occupants of some houses and occasional photographs.
Sun 22nd, 11:30am; 60-90 mins
Meeting Point: Entrance to Café; House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park
Booking - places will be allocated first-come first served on the day
Accessible: fully accessible.
Car park available on site – free of charge.