Cross-Border Study Tour
This Tour to Cumberland and Dumfriesshire will clearly indicate the architectural
implications of a critical Border area.
Time: Bus leaves North Hanover Street (from opposite Queens Street Station), Glasgow at 08.15 and returns at 21.15 approx.
Cost: The fee of £68.00 includes all entrances and donations; mid-morning refreshments, light lunch and dinner.
Part of the Festival of Architecture 2017
There will be visits to:
Netherby Hall – Built on a Roman fort with a Peel tower, medieval traces, Georgian interiors, Scots Baronial additions by William Burn, stables and walled garden. Estate and house are undergoing extensive rejuvenation.
Lowther Castle and Gardens – Colossal Gothic revival edifice by Sir Robert Smirke (architect of British Museum) now stabilised and accessible with facilities and interpretation. Focus of an immense restoration of a garden of international significance.
St. Mary’s, Wreay – Extraordinary creation by Victorian architect Sarah Losh, full of the natural world and elaborate symbolism. The churchyard also contains other artefacts by this unique architect.
All Saints, Lockerbie – Picturesque Arts and Crafts church by John Douglas of Chester with Renaissance revival altarpiece by Sir Ninian Comper, and stained glass by Westlake, William Morris and Co. and Comper.
Kings Arms Hotel, Lockerbie – Dinner at18th century coaching inn with Tudor revival exterior.
Cheques for £68.00 to be made out to: Strathclyde Group AHSS.BACK