Basic Site Details

Name: Pollok House, including lodges
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Colvin:
The house was built for Sir John Maxwell 1747-52. A memorandum among the Maxwell Papers in the Mitchell Library refers (3 June 1734) to the promise of 'Mr Adams Architect' to 'finish the plan of a house for me' and W Fraser (1863) states that Adam made a design for the house in 1737. But nothing was done for ten years and there is no evidence that the design adopted in 1747 was the one made in 1737. However the house has features characteristic of Adam;s work, and the elevation has affinities with an unexecuted design for Mellerstain attributed to Adam. If the design is his, its execution would presumably have devolved on his son after his death in 1748.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 12060, Pollokshaws RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31737 Plans drawn up 
Item 2 of 317471752Build/construction 
Item 3 of 318921908 Alterations - work commenced 1892 and continued. The changes included installing electric lighting, a modern kitchen and additional bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Also two new wings constructed. This billiard room is on the principal floor in one of the new wings.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 11William AdamArchitectU1737 May have drawn up plans
Item 2 of 11William AdamArchitectT1747 Possibly but the evidence is not clear cut
Item 3 of 11(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1892 Work commenced 1892 and continued for a number of years - probably includes lodge and gateway
Item 4 of 11Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceA1892 Work commenced 1892 and continued for a number of years - includes lodges and gateways
Item 5 of 11(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC18991902Additions and alterations - porch, kitchen wing and terrace. Glasgow Storey gives details of alterations: The changes included installing electric lighting, a modern kitchen and additional bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Also two new wings constructed. This billiard room is on the principal floor in one of the new wings.
Item 6 of 11Alexander Hunter CrawfordArchitectC18991902Additions and alterations - porch, kitchen wing and terrace. Glasgow Storey gives details of alterations: The changes included installing electric lighting, a modern kitchen and additional bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Also two new wings constructed. This billiard room is on the principal floor in one of the new wings.
Item 7 of 11Anderson Simon & CrawfordArchitectural practiceC18991902Additions and alterations - porch, kitchen wing and terrace. Glasgow Storey gives details of alterations: The changes included installing electric lighting, a modern kitchen and additional bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Also two new wings constructed. This billiard room is on the principal floor in one of the new wings.
Item 8 of 11Frank Lewis Worthington SimonArchitectC18991902Additions and alterations - porch, kitchen wing and terrace. Glasgow Storey gives details of alterations: The changes included installing electric lighting, a modern kitchen and additional bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Also two new wings constructed. This billiard room is on the principal floor in one of the new wings.
Item 9 of 11(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1904 Alterations
Item 10 of 11Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectB1904 Alterations
Item 11 of 11James GillespieArchitectB1904 Alterations - as chief assistant to Rowand Anderson & Paul

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Pollok House stables 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Fraser, W1863Memoirs of the Maxwells of Pollok2v Volume 1, p98
Item 2 of 5Kinchin, Juliet1983Pollok House Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries 
Item 3 of 5Stirling Maxwell, Sir John Shrines and Homes   
Item 4 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p612
Item 5 of 5www.theglasgowstory.com2006www.theglasgowstory.com The Glasgow Story website 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life25 January 1913   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33916Lodge on Barrhead Road
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33445House
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33459Lodge on Pollokshaws Avenue
Item 5 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33412Lodge on Haggs Road
Item 6 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Gillespie: L v17 no1289; Frank Worthington Simon: F v14 p46 no877 (microfilm reel 11)
Item 7 of 7Strathclyde Regional ArchivesPollok Maxwell CollectionT-PM 106/243