The architect James Gowans deserves to be more widely recognised. A few years ago I made this film about a house built by Gowans that he called ‘Rockville’. This house was demolished in the late 1960’s. Only it’s gateposts survive.

Left behind gateway:

To play the film please click here or on the above image.

The song “Not the world’s strongest man” is sung by John Grant as part of the BBC production ‘Scott Walker Revisited’

A short biography on James Gowans was titled “Romantic Rationalist”

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