Pollokshields Heritage

 

Doors Open Day 2019 - 21st / 22nd September

 

Bus Tours:

21st & 2nd September 2.00-4.00pm
Meeting point: Maxwell Park Station, former ticket office 101 Terregles Avenue, G41 4EF.
(Registration from 1.45pm at Maxwell Park Station)

Join Pollokshields Heritage for a guided bus tour of this magnificent Victorian garden suburb: see listed buildings, discover splendid villas, tenements and nature areas, see various communities and here many stories.

Dating from 1849, Pollokshields is a fine example of a Victorian Garden suburb. Your tour includes the oldest secular building in Glasgow, a villa built by an American gun runner, Jimmy Logan's villa, an uber cool modernist villa, fine art nouveau tenements, Greek Thomson villa, a hidden gem of the Glasgow style. Various Churches, Mosques, the new Gurdwara, and Tramway's rich though tragic history. The suburb contains parks, green spaces, villas, tenements and church by some of Glasgow's well known architects including Alexander Greek Thomson, WJ Anderson, JC McKellar, William Hunter McNab, HE Clifford, Burnet Boston and Carruthers. The heritage of the Maxwell family is evident in gifted space for parks, bowling greens and allotments, with their varied landscapes and wildlife. The architectural styles and building materials used demonstrate the eclecticism and evolution of Victorian / Edwardian middle class taste. Within these buildings are superb interiors by talented craftsmen 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, whose stories will be noted. You will hear about issues relating to new developments and technologies too. With its gridded streets lined with handsome tenements, terraces, shops and public buildings, East Pollokshields was developed as an upmarket tenement suburb. Three published Heritage Trail guides will be given to participants. The tour starts and ends at Maxwell Park Station.

Walking Tours:


The Villas
- Sat 21st, 11am. Tour duration: 120min

Meeting point: Maxwell Park Station 101 Terregles Avenue, G41 4EF. Registration from 10.45am at Maxwell Park Station, places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Join Sam Ellis of 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.

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.

The Tenements - Sun 22nd, 11am tour duration: 120mins

Meeting point: Maxwell Park Station 101 Terregles Avenue, G41 4EF. Registration from 10.45am at Maxwell Park Station, places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Join Sam Ellis 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.

Dumbreck & Hazelwood Heritage Walk - Sun 22nd 11.30am; 60-90 mins

Meeting Point: Entrance to Café; House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park Booking - places will be allocated first-come first served on the day?.

Explore the heritage of Dumbreck & Hazelwood on this tour from House for an Art Lover, via the Category A Listed Craigie Hall, to Hazelwood House.

The A-listed Craigiehall House was built in 1872 for the 3rd son of a family from Plantation. He brought the name from one of their properties. In the late 1890s the house was extended and renovated by Sir Thomas Mason. There are internal C R Mackintosh features [no access]. A recent owner of Craigiehall became so enchanted with C R Mackintosh that he spearheaded a campaign to build the House for an Art Lover. Mason built many notable Glasgow buildings. He was a charismatic man and a great supporter of the Liberal Party. He entertained the Liberal Prime Minister, Asquith, at Craigiehall. After a general overview of Dumbreck and its current boundaries, the walk will proceed through Dumbreck following the moves of Sir Thomas Mason. The features of the main Dumbreck Builder will be highlighted as will some other Architects. There are views of 2 of Hamilton's own houses. ? The tour continues into Hazelwood where Mason once lived and follows Hamilton to the B-listed Hazelwood House [no access] in whose grounds he built his revolutionary “Electric Houses". These are a marked contrast to his "Dumbreck" style. A social history is available for some of the previous occupants of some houses and occasional photographs.