Design for addition and alterations to Castlemilk House

M081 Design for addition and alterations to Castlemilk House

Address: Glasgow
Date: 1893
Client: W. C. Stirling Stewart [Stuart]
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

John Honeyman & Keppie designed an unspecified addition and alterations to this large country house south of Glasgow. The names of contractors submitting tenders for the work are recorded in the practice job book but no figures or dates are given, suggesting that the proposals were abandoned or another architect was selected to carry out the work.

Authorship: 'Restoration panelling, Castlemilk, Rutherglen' was included on a list of Mackintosh's works compiled in the 1930s by Ronald Harrison, an early student of his architecture, who had access to the office records. 'Details of restoration of panelling' is included on Harrison's list of reference numbers of drawings. Harrison evidently believed that Mackintosh contributed in some way to the design of the building, but no documentary evidence has come to light to support this attribution. The firm's visit book records that 'Mr H', presumably John Honeyman, met with the client. 1

Status: Demolished

Grid Reference: NS 6094 5953 (approximate)

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.808961, lng = -4.220452   (Map)


1: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie visit book, 1891–4, GLAHA 53060, p. 29.