Additions and alterations to Craigie Hall

M069 Additions and alterations to Craigie Hall

Address: 6, Rowan Road, Glasgow G41 5BS
Date: 1892–3; 1897–9
Client: Thomas Mason
Authorship: Authorship category 2 (Mackintosh and Office) (Mackintosh and Office)
1872
Craigie Hall designed by John Honeyman for merchant Joseph McLean. 1
1892
Craigie Hall acquired by Thomas Mason, building contractor
13 April: Deadline for tenders for stables. 2
13 May: First contractor tender for work at house accepted. 3
16 June: Dean of Guild Court approval granted. 4
18 June: 'Expenses passing plans at Dean of Guild Court' 10 9s 0d; 'for lodging plans' 2 6s 0d. 5
1893
6 September: Latest contractor payment for work at stables. 6
1894
18 December: Latest contractor payments for work at house. 7
1897
July: Date of Mackintosh's drawings for music-room panelling. 8
1898
May: Earliest contractor payment for music room and organ case. 9
1899
February: Latest contractor payments for music room and organ case. 10
1926
House sold by Mrs Mason to cinema owner, Fred Green. 11
1978
An application to Glasgow District Council for permission to demolish the house leads to the recognition of interior work by John Honeyman & Keppie, and by Mackintosh. In April, the house is given the highest statutory protection. 12 The stables, caretaker's house and greenhouses however are demolished and replaced with a housing development.
1980
Acquired by Graham Roxburgh and refurbished between 1980 and 1983 as business premises. 13
2013
The house is vacant and for sale as a single residence. 14
2014
May: new owners apply for planning permission to divide the property into 3 homes and remove the organ case.

Notes:

1: Elizabeth Williamson, Anne Riches and Malcolm Higgs, Buildings of Scotland: Glasgow, London: Penguin, 1990, p. 582.

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie job book, GLAHA 53059, p. 172.

3: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie job book, GLAHA 53059, p. 174.

4: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court list of cases, D-OPW 19/12, p. 106.

5: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie visit book, GLAHA 53060, p. 25.

6: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie job book, GLAHA 53059, p. 173.

7: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie job book, GLAHA 53059, p. 175.

8: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 41292; GLAHA 41293; GLAHA 41294; GLAHA 52328.

9: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53061, p. 139.

10: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53061, p. 139.

11: Graham Roxburgh, A Guide to Craigie Hall, Privately printed, no date [1980s], pp. 2–3.

12: Roger Billcliffe, 'Recent Mackintosh Discoveries', Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, 19, Summer 1978, p. 5. The house is listed category A on 27 April 1978: Historic Scotland listed building report 33583, www.historic-scotland.gov.uk [accessed 11 February 2013].

13: 'Craigie Hall', Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, 30, Autumn 1981, p. 2.

14: Due to its deteriorating condition, the house has been included on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland since January 2011. 'Craigie Hall, 6, Rowan Road, Dumbreck', www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk [accessed 7 February 2013].