Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Houses of George Mackillop in the UK

When George Mackillop and his family returned to England in the early 1840s they moved into no. 26 Grosvenor Place, Bath.
View from centre of terrace towards 26
Grosvenor Place, also known as Grosvenor House, is a terrace consisting of Georgian 42 houses built in 1790 and designed by the architect John Eveleigh. It has been a Grade I listed building since 1950. No 23 is the central house in the terrace and once was the Grosvenor Hotel. George and his family lived at no. 26 while his brother owned no. 30. Each house has three stories plus a basement.
View of the back of the terrace - now separate apartments
See Images of England for additional information about the terraces.

For 60 years (2011) no. 26 has been a doctor's surgery - Grosvenor Place Surgery.

 Before moving to Australia Geoge Mackillop lived at 11 Ainslie Place in Scotland.

Anslie Place was built in what was known as the New Town in Edinburgh. It was designed by James Gillespie Graham in the 1820s. The two curved terraces have space for a small public garden in the centre. Each of the houses in the terrace had three stories and a basement. Attics were later added to some of the houses.

The Royal Institute of British Architects website had additional information on Anslie Place, Edinburgh, but the link appears to have disappeared.

Sketches relating to a site report for no. 11 are on the  Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland website.