The fee of £68.00 includes all entrances and donations; mid-morning refreshments, light lunch and dinner.
This Tour to Cumberland and Dumfriesshire will clearly indicate the architectural
implications of a critical Border area.
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.
Time: Bus leaves North Hanover Street (from opposite Queens Street Station), Glasgow at 08.15 and returns at 21.15 approx.
The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland encourages the protection, preservation, study and appreciation of Scotland’s historic buildings. We have over 1000 members throughout Scotland and beyond, arranged in to six regional groups each with their own trips, events and casework.
The Society produces an academic journal and a magazine each year, the former being the only publication of new architectural heritage research in the country. We also campaign on major heritage issues to ensure the sensitive and appropriate use of the historic environment.