The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation invite you to join them on a walking tour of the grand Glenshiel mansion in Westcliff. In 1908, Sir William and Lady Dalrymple commissioned Herbert Baker to design a home high on the Westcliff ridge. Baker and his partner Fleming’s response was Glenshiel, an imposing butterfly-wing residence. With palatial stables, a swimming pool and tennis courts, this home was the first of its kind.
Come and admire the interior wood panelling, the grand hall and the beautiful rose garden at Glenshiel Mansion. The tour starts at the Ridge School (originally the Woolsack and home of Sir Aubrey Woolls-Sampson) which has fine views south, and then proceeds to Glenshiel. You will also hear about the Schumacher residence and Pallinghurst, now the Hope School, from a vantage point on the hill overlooking views down towards Zoo Lake. The tour party will then proceed to The Stables, a house which has evolved with time from housing horses to some much more distinguished residence.
Don't miss this journey back in time. There are a maximum of 50 spaces available on the tour, so book your tickets as soon as possible!
Sunday, 20 October 2019 from 10:00-13:00.
The Ridge School, 26 Woolston Road, Westcliff, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R100 for members and R170 for non-members. Book yours by contacting the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation on 011 482 3349 or via email at [email protected]