Pollokshields Bus Tour

Bus Tour

Maxwell Park Station, former ticket office 101 Fotheringay Road G41 4EF

Join Pollokshields Heritage for a bus tour through East and West Pollokshields; see many listed buildings, discover splendid villas and tenements in this magnificent Victorian Garden suburb, and hear stories of those involved. Trail guides supplied.

Dating from 1849 Pollokshields is a very fine example of a Victorian Garden suburb. Our tour highlights include the oldest secular building in Glasgow, the house with two billiards rooms, another built by an American Civil War gun runner, Jimmy Logan’s house, an über cool modernist villa, the Ship that never sailed, three of the finest art nouveau tenements in Glasgow, Greek Thomson’s earliest surviving villa, a hidden gem of the Glasgow style, various Churches, Mosques, the new Gurdwara, and Tramway’s rich history. The suburb contains parks and green spaces; villas, tenements and churches by some of Glasgow’s best known architects including Alexander Greek Thomson, James Miller, WJ Anderson, JC McKellar, William Hunter McNab, HE Clifford, Burnet Boston and Carruthers. The architectural styles on display vividly demonstrate the eclecticism and evolution of Victorian and Edwardian middle class taste. Within these buildings are superb interiors by some of Glasgow’s finest craftsmen supplying a backdrop of sumptuous stained glass, ornamental plasterwork, cast iron and marble, wally tiles and elegant wood carvings to frame the equally interesting lives of the people who commissioned and lived in them. With its gridded streets lined with handsome tenements, terraces, shops and public buildings East Pollokshields was specifically developed as an upmarket tenemental suburb; highlights include, an exuberant Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Library, a hidden gem of the Glasgow style, the best wally tiles in Glasgow. Based on three recently published Heritage trail leaflets funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council and Pollokshields Heritage:these will be provided. Lasting approx. 2hrs, the tour starts and ends at Maxwell Park Station.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: Many industralists commissioned houses and lived in Pollokshields. Much technical heritage will be visible in the architectural styles and materials used to construct and decorate buildings and the importance of the railway building in the development of

Discover Green Glasgow: The tour will point out allotments, many gardens, green spaces, and parks. It will note the refurbishment of the pond in Maxwell Park to enhance biodiversity.

Number in Brochure: 161

 

Tour Times

Sat & Sun 2pm; 2 hours

 

Access

Restrictions on Access: Not entirely suitable for young children

Limited Disabled Access
Will need to be able to get on/off a bus: and upper level of Maxwell Park Station, including ticket office, has level access, but platform level only accessible via stairs.

 

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Maxwell Park

Parking: On Street Parking Available Free of Charge

 

Organisation

Pollokshields Heritage

Secretary@pollokshieldsheritage.org.uk

www.pollokshieldsheritage.org.uk

 

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Pollokshields Bus Tour
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