Draft plans for Hill House, Helensburgh

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

6 plans all to scale 1 inch to 10 feet; 1 pencil sketch

Summary of records

Administrative / Biographical History

The celebrated architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Hill House, Helensburgh for the publisher, Walter Blackie. Apart from private commissions such as this, Mackintosh designed iconic public buildings such as Glasgow School of Art, and the House for an Art Lover. These draft plans for Hill House (apart from the pencil sketch) appear to be by Mackintosh himself, but are not signed. The office address is given as 140 Bath Street, Glasgow. Walter Blackie was a Governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. Hill House is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public.

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Stored in Plan chest

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Catalogued online to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: January 2009

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