Alterations to 2 Bowmont Gardens

M257 Alterations to 2 Bowmont Gardens

Address: 2, Bowmont Gardens, Glasgow G12 9LR
Date: 1905–6
Client: James Muirhead
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of 2 Bowmont Gardens

Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh made alterations to the billiard room at this large terraced townhouse of solicitor James Muirhead. Work was carried out around the same time as neighbour F. J. Shand first consulted Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh about making a design for Auchinibert, a large house in a rural setting at Killearn, Stirlingshire.

In 1893, the family of Muirhead's wife, Robina (née Spencer), had commissioned the practice to make alterations to Edgehill. 1

Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office ofJohn Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.

Alternative names: Notre Dame Roman Catholic Training College.

Cost from office job book: £70 11s 3d

Status: Standing building; interior redeveloped

Current use: Residential (2014)

Listing category: B: Listed as '1–7 (inclusive nos) Bowmont Gardens, R.C. Training College'

Historic Scotland/HB Number: 32478

RCAHMS Site Number: NS56NE 4255

Grid Reference: NS 56341 67343

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.877757, lng = -4.297906   (Map)


1: George Eyre-Todd, Who's Who in Glasgow in 1909, Glasgow: Gowans & Gray, 1909, p. 261.