Distance: 10.15 miles ( 16.33 km ) Duration: 2 hours Last Updated: 07 Mar 2019
A marvellous walk added by Pollokshields Heritage it's in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland.
Join Pollokshields Heritage for a walking tour through Pollokshields’ streets with their splendid tenements and find out more about the UK’s original, biggest and best planned Garden Suburb and the stories of those who built it. Add your own opinion!
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Pollokshields West Station
The former twin of Maxwell Park Station, demolished 1992.
17-57 Fotheringay Road, B listed. One of the finest art nouveau tenements in Glasgow unusually composed along its entire length rather than on a close-by-close basis.
Dating from 1902 this block is t...
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63 Fotheringay Road, C (s) listed.
Formerly the Pollokshields Congregational Church, this perpendicular gothic church with a nod towards the Glasgow style, built by Andrew Balfour of Steele and Balfo...
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The Hutchesons’ Grammar School
21 Beaton Road.
Founded in 1641 by brothers George and Thomas Hutcheson, the boys’ school was originally located in the Merchant City, and moved to a new building at 211 Crown Street, Gorbals, wher...
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Clydesdale Cricket Ground
And Pavilion, Beaton Road.
Clydesdale Cricket Club was formed in 1848 by Archibald Campbell of Hawick through the merger of two existing clubs, Thistle and Wallacegrove. It is the oldest cricket club...
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Titwood Tennis Club Pavilion
Glencairn Drive C (s) listed.
Titwood Tennis Club and its bowling club neighbour opened on 28th May 1890 originally with shared facilities. The tennis club members commissioned a separate pavilion fr...
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Douglas House, 68 Glencairn Dr
Built in 1888 this villa was purchased in 1902 by young William Weir of G and J Weir Ltd. His wife was a contemporary of the Glasgow Boys and Girls art movement of the period and EA Taylor was commiss...
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Carslogie, 62 Glencairn Drive
C (s) listed.
Built c1887 by John Gordon for Major John Cassells this villa, with its Corinthian-columned porch, displays a French influence that is most notable in both its ornamental stonework and ...
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Titwood Bowling Club Pavilion
C (s) listed.
This Arts and Crafts style pavilion was built in 1890 by the architects Clarke and Bell. Its conical roof oversails the geometrically-patterned half-timber rendered walls with their de...
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Pollokshields Trinity Church
Remains of, 67 Glencairn Drive C(s) Listed.
The sculptured liturgical west doorway is all that remains of architect W G Rowan’s masterpiece. The beautiful, twin-spired, red sandstone late English Got...
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Tenements, 733-745 Shields Rd
and 44-88 Terregles Avenue ‘C (s)’ listed.
Precociously modern Glasgow style tenement of 1895 by H E Clifford. Understated blonde sandstone elevations relieved by rhythm of shallow canted bays a...
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272-280 Darnley Street, 84-112 Nithsdale Road, 281-289 Kenmure Street ‘B’ Listed.
The construction of Lorne Terrace began in 1873 but wasn’t completed until 1888, thirteen years after Greek Tho...
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Tenements and Shops
116-170 Nithsdale Road ‘B’ listed.
Handsome range of neoclassical tenements with architraved first floor widows, erected during the 1870s. The generously bowed eastern corner sweeps magnificently...
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Tenements, 19-63 Glencairn Dr
and 719-721 Shields Road ‘B’ listed.
Elegant Art Nouveau tenements of 1895 by James Carruthers of architects Frank Burnet and Boston. Generously curved bays with conical roofs are framed by a su...
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Tenements, 16-20 Glencairn Dr
689-707 Shields Road, 1-9 Newark Drive ‘B’ listed.
Built in 1882, Olrig Terrace was probably designed by architect John Gordon, for developer Robert Barclay Shaw, who was also responsible for bui...
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Auchinbrae, 35 Newark Drive
A two bay blonde sandstone villa with crowstepped gable and long balcony on oversized brackets built in 1887/88 by David Thomson for furrier Frank Henry Russ. It was subsequently purchased by Alexande...
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Norwoodville, 61 Nithsdale Rd
Thomsonesque twin-pedimented villa built c1882 for James Lawrence. Epitomising adaptive re-use, the property was converted in 1928 to become the Pollokshields Synagogue with new porc...
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Inglisby, 163 Nithsdale Road
Villa of 1882, characterised by its oriel bay and over-sailing eaves, and then converted into the Guru Granth Sahib Gurdwara Sikh Temple, now moved
Pollokshields West Church
620 Shields Road ‘B’ Listed.
Built between 1875-9, by architect W G Rowan of McKissack and Rowan, in the congregation’s choice of style. The tower, modelled on William Stark’s St George’s T...
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Gleniffer and Carradale House, 598 and 612 Shields Road ‘B’ Listed.
Symmetrical double villa with delicate timber fret-worked open porches built c1877. In 1881 the house was the residence of John...
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Belhaven, 1 and 1a Leslie Road
Nicknamed the ‘Pink House’ this romantic villa of 1878, for Dr Robert Brown, factory surgeon for the southern district, takes its cue from Thomson but is possibly by HE Clifford. ...
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22 Priory Lodge, 8 Leslie Road
Villa of 1877 with steep gables, impressive bargeboards and delicate iron cresting to bays. Lean-to conservatory on the left with stepped round headed lights. The first proprietor was ...
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Overdale, 10 Leslie Road
Deep bracketed eaves lend filigree to this handsome villa of 1877 while pediments are full of ornamental scrolls. Incised ornament of square columns of porch shows Thomsonesque inf...
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Ashbank, 74 Nithsdale Road
Elaborately carved barge boards with fret work lend charm to this cheerful villa - are typical of the style established by John Claudius Loudon’s seminal book of 1834 ‘The Ency...
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Auchinfroe and Ferguslie
19 and 21 Aytoun Road ‘B’ listed.
Classically detailed double villa of 1875. No. 19 was commissioned by local businessman Neil Adshead. No. 21 had an impressive conservatory added in 1880 by Pais...
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553-609 Shields Road ‘B’ listed.
Framed between 4 storey tenement pavilions this long series of commodious terraced houses, built between 1874 and 1876, has delightful Thomsonesque chimney pots, ...
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301 Albert Drive ‘A’ Listed.
Thomson’s earliest surviving villa was amongst the first feued in the new garden suburb, and extended in stages over subsequent decades. Dating from 1852, the villa...
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Laurieston House and Caroy
516 Shields Road and 302 Albert Drive.
A blonde sandstone semi-villa with corner tower built 1882, its first resident was Dr Robert Pollok MB, CM, FFPSG, who had consulting rooms at 126 Gloucester St...
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Pollokshields Parish Church
and War Memorial.
525-529 Shields Road ‘B’ listed. Gothic revival church, built in 1878 by architect Robert Baldie, with Early English tower with spire - its clock a local landmark. The lavish ...
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Pollokshields Primary School
Formerly Albert Road Academy, 241 Albert Drive ‘B’ Listed.
A neoclassical palazzo-style school of 1882 by H and D Barclay for the Glasgow School Board, it has delicate quattrocento carving in pil...
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The cross marks the commercial centre of the Victorian Burgh of East Pollokshields. Three of the buildings celebrate the cross with turreted corner bays, conical roofs, and giant order...
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Melville Street/Kenmure Street/Leslie Street
Three-quarter acre site gifted by Sir John Stirling Maxwell to provide a green space for local children, when the tenements to the east of Shields Road we...
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30 Leslie Street ‘B’ listed.
Exuberant Edwardian Baroque competition winning design by Thomas Gilmour of the City Engineer’s Department later revised by his superior A B MacDonald. Built betwee...
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Pollokshields Public School
11 Melville Street ‘B’ listed.
Former Pollokshields Public School of 1878-79 by architects H and D Barclay for the Glasgow School Board. Italian Renaissance palazzo with decorative cast iron rail...
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St Alberts RC Church
153 Albert Drive ‘B’ Listed.
Built in 1886 as Stockwell Free Church, this is a bold urbane Italian Renaissance church by architect John Bennie Wilson. Its half-octagonal Corinthian-columned vesti...
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New Victoria Gardens
Step through the wee door in the wall and you are led into the magical oasis which is New Victoria Gardens. First established c1865 in Cathcart Road, they moved to this large site in P...
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Glasgow Carpet Beating Works
100 Albert Road ‘B’ Listed.
Diminutive but charming red ashlar French Renaissance building of c1895 with large iron crested pyramidal slate roof that stylishly turns the corner with an oriel bay....
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Miller and Lang Art Publishers
50 Darnley Street ‘A’ Listed.
This three storey commercial building is one of the hidden gems of the Glasgow style. Built in 1902 by D B Dobson of architects Gordon and Dobson. Sadly missing its...
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25 Albert Drive ‘B’ listed.
Copelawhill Tram Works and Depot opened in 1899 Built in stages from 1894 onwards by engineer William Clark, every façade was unique, each addressing a different cont...
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St Ninians Episcopal Church
Albert Drive/Pollokshaws Road ‘B’ Listed.
The first Episcopal Church to be built on Glasgow’s southside. Designed by architect David Thomson in 1873-77, this early French Gothic church remains ...