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What do you know about Pollokshields?
Pollokshields is an area of the Southside of Glasgow. Predating Bedford Park of London by nearly a quarter of a century, it is sometimes claimed to be the UK's first Garden Suburb, despite having been planned and constructed before the movement's inauguratio n.
Pollokshields Burgh Hall established by the Stirling-Maxwell family in 1849, Pollokshields was set out or 'feued' by the Edinburgh architect David Rhind. Many well-known Glaswegian architects contributed to its development and, amongst others, it contains villas by Glasgow ' s other architectural genius Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.
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ONE of the smallest parks in Glasgow is Maxwell Park on the south side of the city.The 21 acres of peat bog, owned by Sir John Stirling Maxwell, were donated to the Burgh of Pollokshields in 1878.The (continued)
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