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Pollokshields Heritage Trail One - The Villas

Pollokshields Heritage Trail One - The Villas

Distance: 4.00 miles ( 6.43 km )  Duration: 2 hours   Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018
A wonderful walk added by Pollokshields Heritage it's in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland.
Join Pollokshields Heritage for a walking tour through Pollokshields’ Avenues with their splendid villas and find out more about the UK’s original, biggest and best planned Garden Suburb and the stories of those who built it.
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Trail Highlights

Maxwell Park Railway Station

Maxwell Park Railway Station

One of the few surviving suburban station buildings in Glasgow, constructed by Alex Eadie and Son in 1894 to a design by the Cathcart Railway Company’s line engineer. It was immediately used for th...
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The Stationmaster’s House

500 yards down the line to the West is this well secluded, unique, mini villa occupied by the stationmaster until 1984. Subsequently the victim of neglect and vandalism, it was restored in 2002 by Ra...
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Whitehall

Whitehall

Built 1895. Classically detailed Glasgow merchant’s villa by architect Robert Duncan and ought by shipowner Wm R Gray. Subsequently purchased by engineer Haden Richardson Couper who commissioned P ...
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Haggs Castle

Haggs Castle

Dating from 1585 this is the oldest secular building in Glasgow and was at that time the seat of the Maxwell family, the local landowners. From1595 it became the Dower House. Abandoned in 1753, it was...
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Waverley

Waverley

The only Palladian-style villa in the suburb, built in 1904 for measurer Colin Young by architect John Andrew Reid.


Inchgarvie/Woodmailing

Inchgarvie/Woodmailing

This red sandstone Art Nouveau villa was built in 1902 for engineer A S Biggart by architects Boston, Burnet and Carruthers. Biggart played a prominent role in the construction of the Forth Rail Bridg...
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Patrick House / Bellsfield

Scots Renaissance - with its crow steps, conical roof turret and dormers - dating from 1902, and designed by Gavin Paterson for grain merchant, William Wallace. It was used as an institutional home before being returned to private occupation.


Oaklands

Oaklands

Built in 1902 for shipowner James Donald by architect J C McKellar, both house and gateposts are in the Arts and Crafts style with the unusual feature of a timbered attic room, reputedly the children...
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Matheran

Matheran

A commanding Scots Baronial villa in rubble-faced ashlar with carved stone features. Built in 1903 by Boston Burnet Carruthers for marine engineer, Hugh Dunsmuir with an impressive pillared entrance, ...
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Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks

A large Arts and Crafts villa built 1902 for mason William Muir of Alexander Muir and Sons. Of a picturesque composition typical of architect H E Clifford, it features a wide ashlar gable advancing to...
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Guiltreehill

Guiltreehill

This elegant Arts and Crafts villa built in 1903 by H E Clifford for Alexander Neilson Hunter, proprietor of Glasgow’s oldest seed nursery business, this villa is picturesquely composed, with a deep...
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Redhill

Redhill

Located at arguably the most architecturally impressive junction in Pollokshields, and built in 1902 for John Duncanson, measurer, by John Campbell McKellar, whom he employed to design buildings for ...
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Kelmscott

Kelmscott

An Arts and Crafts villa built in 1902 by John Nisbet, combining Scots Baronial and English Queen Anne styles, for John Auld McTaggart, accountant and builder, who named it after William Morris’s pu...
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Beneffrey

Beneffrey

This is one of the last and largest villas in the development of Pollokshields. Comissioned in 1910 from architect Willam Hunter NcNab for the builder John Anderson, it is a final flourish of Edwardi...
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Dunholme

Dunholme

A slice of the English Cotswolds in Glasgow, this Lutyenesque villa, combining Renaissance entrance door case with steel casement windows, was built in 1909 by architect James Miller for Dr Duncan McC...
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Corrieston

Corrieston

This lovely Italianate villa is characterised by its tower and delicate cast iron ornament, with impressive beaux arts entrance gates and French interior decoration of a later date. Built on a corner ...
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Cairn O’Mount

A classic H E Clifford composition, this villa of 1913 was built for lawyer William Cook of the Glasgow firm of McClure, Naismith and Brodie and Co. Obliquely approached from entrance gates, the open ...
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Ardtornish

Ardtornish

An English Arts and Crafts villa of 1892 combining Tudor details with red sandstone. By architect James Miller for the widow of William Anderson, plumber and sanitary engineer, the interesting aspects...
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Balmory

Balmory

An unusual villa of 1891, Scots Baronial, hinting at the Glasgow style, whose exterior belies the variety of its elegantly proportioned interior. Believed to be the only family house by scholar-archit...
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Sherbrooke House

Crowned by a characterful 3 storey square tower with bartizans under an iron crested steep French roof, this house is one of the largest Scottish Baronial villas in Pollokshields. Built in 1895 for ch...
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Ruadhsgeir

Ruadhsgeir

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel In 1895 the contractor John Morrison commissioned architects Thomson and Sandilands to build this flamboyant Baronial villa as his own residence. Morrison was the contractor f...
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Sherbrooke St Gilberts

Sherbrooke St Gilberts

An imposing 13th century French Gothic style church with carved figures of Calvin and Knox framing the doorway,and completed in 1898 by local architect W F MacGibbon, this building was severely damage...
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Westwood

This 1907 villa, by architect John Bennie Wilson for Dr Robert W Forrest, is unusual in Pollokshields because its rich mannerist ornament is in terracotta. The detail, therefore, still looks crisp ove...
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Surbiton

Surbiton

Stained glass artist Stephen Adam was commissioned to design a window for the half landing of the double imperial staircase in this house, crowned by a sizeable barrel vault of painted glass. It inco...
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Somersby

Somersby

One of the most admired villas in Pollokshields, and built in 1902 for oil and produce broker W T Geddes by architect H E Clifford, then at the height of his powers. Clifford was one of only a handful...
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Clifton Hall/Elmtree

Paisley-born architect John Gordon was commissioned by warehouseman William Costigane to build this house in 1891. The feuing conditions laid down by the Stirling Maxwell family stated that no two hou...
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Ardenvohr

At the turn of the last century the name of A Massey was synonymous with the sale of quality goods. Beginning with a solitary shop in the Gorbals, Massey’s grew to rival the success of Sir Thomas Li...
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Dunmorlie

Some delicate Art Nouveau lead work graces this elegant villa built c1877 for iron merchant Archibald Morton. The building was extended and altered between 1919 and 1931 by architect James Taylor to i...
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Allerly

Allerly

A Scots Baronial villa composed around 3 storey turret with candlesnuffer roof built c1887 by architect W F MacGibbon as his family home. The house is set on the brow of the drumlin and the turret roo...
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Castlehill

Castlehill was built in 1870, commissioned from Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson by provision merchant Robert Young. Austere, but carefully proportioned, the exterior betrays no clue of the richly orname...
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Ellisland

Ellisland

Ellisland, built 1871, was commissioned from Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson by gas-fitting manufacturer William Johnston. Completely different from its more conventional neighbour, the square, single s...
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Sandhurst

With its exceptionally fine stained glass, the interior of this villa is attributed to Stephen Adam, pioneer of modern stained glass in Scotland. The vestibule door glass depicts Ceres goddess of summ...
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The Moss

The Moss

John Scouller owner of Glasgow’s famous ‘Horseshoe Bar’ commissioned this villa from architect John Gordon in 1891-92. Finely detailed, with bay windows linked by a balustraded Ionic porch with...
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Three Villas

Oak Knowe/Dykeneuk/Hazliebrae These three handsome Scottish baronial villas have been likened to a ’row of castles’. Their architect was probably W F MacGibbon. They demonstrate the influence of Davi...
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Holmwood/Craigholme School

Now part of Craigholme School, Holmwood was built c1893 for James Weir (c1842-1920) co-founder of G and J Weir, engineers, Holm Foundry, Cathcart.




Willaird

9 and 11 Hamilton Avenue. This twin gabled red brick Arts and Crafts double villa with terracotta details and red tiled roof was built in 1895 by John Gordon for measurer Colin Young. With its promin...
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Maxwell Park

Maxwell Park

Opened in 1890 on twenty acres of former marsh land gifted by Sir J S Maxwell to the Burgh of Pollokshields in 1878. The former boating pond, now a biodiversity reserve, forms a key part of the draina...
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Pollokshields Burgh Halls

Pollokshields Burgh Halls

Built in magnificent Scots Renaissance style with tower house and lodge house partially modelled on the Earl’s Palace in Kirkwall by architect H E Clifford, the halls date from 1888-90. For Polloksh...
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