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2060 Pollokshaws Road, Pollok House Walled Gardens, Including Drybridge

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8272 / 55°49'37"N

Longitude: -4.3156 / 4°18'55"W

OS Eastings: 255048

OS Northings: 661753

OS Grid: NS550617

Mapcode National: GBR 06Z.8V

Mapcode Global: WH3P7.PS5N

Entry Name: 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Pollok House Walled Gardens, Including Drybridge

Listing Date: 26 February 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377151

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33460

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Newlands/Auldburn

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Pleasure gardens to SW of Pollok House extending up and
round hill, kitchen gardens on south-facing slope; area
bounded from parkland on the N by stone retaining wall
and on S by stables and driveway/retaining wall. Garden
area probably laid out at an early date, existing walls
built in stages, in rubble, ashlar and brick, and mostly
in 19th/early 20th century.
Eastmost wall, built of unsquared rubble, probably dated
from 18th century, garden gateway at N end re-uses
chamfered 17th century doorway, possibly from old Pollok
Castle; retaining wall at N end of kitchen garden built
of coursed and squared rubble; some brick walls, bricks
mostly narrow, rough and apparently locally-made, but
with bands of factory-produced bricks, 19th century in
appearance; dry-bridge, near-centre at garden entrance
from stables driveway at S - probably late 19th/early
20th century; retaining wall links stables to garden
pavilion at house. Another wall, of 19th century
appearance and extending eastwards from garden pavilion,
incorporates a long series of square rusticated piers
(like those in house forecourt) which look 18th century.
At the highest point of the pleasure garden, an
artificial motte with a tree on top, series steps
leading up slopes; carved and swagged vase, like those
on garden terrace of house, terminates one vista.

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