Shadows of the City; Glasgow’s Lost Mansions and Houses by Dan Sweeney.

shadows of the city.jpgDan Sweeney’s book, ‘Shadows of the City; Glasgow’s Lost Mansions and Houses’, illustrates and describes 101 mansions and houses which have been lost to the city.

The context of their development is sketched and insights offered into how these symbols of wealth and influence became casualties of change and progress as the city expanded.

Details of the houses are interwoven with snapshots of the people who occupied them, among them some of Glasgow’s most notable figures, to provide a readable record of an important aspect of the Glasgow story.

Paperback: 230 pages, 141 illustrations.
Price: £14.99

Buy at Waterstones

Postage costs: UK £3.50

Also available from Hyndland Bookshop, 143 Hyndland Road, Glasgow.

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8 responses to “Shadows of the City; Glasgow’s Lost Mansions and Houses by Dan Sweeney.”

  1. James Paul says:

    Can you supply a copy of Postscript to the past by Dan Sweeney. If so can you provide details to obtain a copy.


    James Paul

  2. R Douglas Brackenridge says:

    I noticed that Dan Sweeney is presently working on a history of the mansions of Lanarkshire. My great-great grandfather, Robert Brackenridge, lived in the Little Up Cottage adjacent to Tennochside (sometimes called St. Enoch) owned by the Hozier family, later known as Baron Newlands. He may already have more information about the estate than I do, but I will be glad to give him what I have. I did my Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow and my parents, John and Azile Townson Brackenridge, lived in Bellshill and Motherwell respectively. I still have a few relatives in the area. I will be eager to read the book when it is published. If you can communicate this to Mr. Sweeney, I will appreciate it. R. Douglas Brackenridge, Professor Emeritus, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

  3. Fifi Baker says:

    I’d love to buy a copy of this book, but when I hit the email link there’s an error.

    I live in Australia ….


    Fifi B

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