Crookfur cottages

Name: Crookfur cottage homes

Alternative names: Crookfur Linen and Woollen Drapers’ cottage homes, Homes for the Elderly

Location: Newton Mearns

NGR: NS 53952 56150

Classification: Housing

Date: 1963

Architect: Sir Basil Spence, Glover and Ferguson

Status: not listed

Canmore ID: 159249

Proposed by: Matthew Benians

Description: Homes for retired workers set out in the policies of Crookfur House designed landscape with particular attention to topography, tree retention and creation of communal spaces between buildings.  A new residential development quite out of scale with the original buildings was constructed between 2015-2020.  The development involved the demolition of original cottages.


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