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This article is a study of two houses in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright which were both designed by Robert Lugar in the 1820s. Hensol and Glenlee Park are about eight miles apart in the valley of the River Ken, to the south and north of New Galloway respectively. The two clients were John...
Sir William Bruce (c.16301710), Surveyor of the King's Works in Scotland between 1671 and 1678, purchased the large and significant Kinross estate in 1675 for his family and the house he built on it is one of the most refined examples of Scottish classicism. This article argues that,...
Scotland's Celtic Revival provided new outlets for creativity, as evidenced in literature, music, painting, the plastic arts and architecture. This article discusses the architecture, particularly in the contexts which followed the defeat of Jacobitism in 1746 on Culloden's battlefield. It is...
In 1916, despite the public housing initiatives of the late nineteenth century, nearly one quarter of Cork city's population of 80,000 lived in unsatisfactory housing. As elsewhere in Ireland and Great Britain, it was not until the 1920s that such initiatives made any impact. In Ireland, this...
This article examines the proposals of 196075 for a major new theatre in central Edinburgh. Popularly known as the opera house, the proposed Castle Terrace Theatre (which was never built) was a regular feature in the local press, with frequent reports of delays, funding crises, architectural...
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