Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: The Villas

Walking Tour

Maxwell Park Station 101 Terregles Avenue G41 4EF

Join Niall Murphy of Pollokshields Heritage for a walking tour through Pollokshields’ Aveunes with their splendid villas. Find out more about the UK’s original, biggest and best planned Garden Suburb and the stories of those who built it.

Please note the tour lasts approximately 2 hrs and is based on three recently published Heritage trail leaflets funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council and Pollokshields Heritage. Dating from 1849 Pollokshields is the largest and most complete example of a Victorian Garden suburb in Scotland, if not the UK. The tour will start at Maxwell Park Station and highlights include the oldest secular building in Glasgow, the house with two billiards rooms, the house built by an American Civil War gun runner, Jimmy Logan’s house, an über cool modernist villa, and the Ship that never sailed. The suburb contains villas by some of Glasgow’s best known architects including Greek Thomson, James Miller, WJ Anderson, JC McKellar, William Hunter McNab and HE Clifford. The architectural styles on display vividly demonstrate the eclecticism and evolution of Victorian and Edwardian middle class taste. Within these houses 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. The walk will conclude at Pollokshields Burgh Hall

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The Tour will take in Hugh Dunsmuirs house (founder of Dunsmuir and Jackson one of Glasgows best known marine engineering firms) James Weirs house (the inventor and founder of G&J Weir the great engineering firm and still one of Glasgows largest com

Discover Green Glasgow: Pollokshields is one of the oldest and best preserved Garden Suburbs in the UK and the tour will pass through Maxwell Park, the only park in Glasgow specifically designed for promenading

Number in Brochure: 125


Tour Times

Sat 11am; 2 hours



Limited Disabled Access
Maxwell Park Station has stairs to the island platform.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Maxwell Park

Parking: On Street Parking Available Free of Charge
On street parking on either Terregles Avenue of Fotheringay Road.



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Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: The Villas

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Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: The Villas
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