Pollokshields Heritage Trail Two: The Tenements

Walking Tour

Maxwell Park Station 101 Terregles Avenue G41 4EF

Join Niall Murphy of Pollokshields Heritage for a walking tour of East Pollokshields’ many tenements and listed buildings and 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. With its gridded streets lined with handsome tenements, terraces, shops and public buildings East Pollokshields was specifically developed as an upmarket tenemental suburb. The tour will start at Maxwell Park Station and highlights include three of the finest art nouveau tenements in Glasgow, an exuberant Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Library, Greek Thomson’s earliest surviving villa, a hidden gem of the Glasgow style, the best wally tiles in Glasgow, various churches and mosques, and Tramway’s rich though tragic history. The tour will also include notable tenements by Alexander �Greek’ Thomson, HE Clifford and Burnet Boston and Carruthers.  The walk will conclude at Tramway and the Hidden Gardens.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The Tour will take in Tramway the former Coplawhill Tram depot and the Miller & Lang Art Publishers

Discover Green Glasgow: Pollokshields is one of the oldest and best preserved Garden Suburbs in the UK. The tour will also pass the New Victoria Gardens Glasgows oldest allotments and will conclude in the Hidden Gardens.

Number in Brochure: 130


Tour Times

Sat 2pm; 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 Two: The Tenements

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Pollokshields Heritage Trail Two: The Tenements
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