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Pollokshields Burgh Hall

An appropriately grand statement for the new burgh of Pollokshields in Glasgow City, the Burgh Hall was designed by Henry Edward Clifford (1852-1932) in the Scottish Renaissance style. Constructed in red sandstone on the edge of Maxwell Park, the Hall features an 18.3-m / 60-foot tower and fine stained glass, which was the gift of wealthy local residents. Inside there is ornate cornicework and wood panelling. Door handles within the building are unusual, taking the form of dragons cast in brass. The building was originally intended also to serve as a masonic lodge, so there is much masonic symbolism. Today it operates as an arts, community and cultural venue, managed by the Pollokshields Burgh Hall Trust. The principal rooms are the Maxwell Hall (with a capacity of 150), Clifford Hall (100 people) and the Stirling Hall (60 people), together with the Park Room, Board Room and a Loggia.

Next to the hall is the Lodge House, which comprises two flats that were originally intended to accommodate the Burgh Sanitary Inspector and the Park Gardener. The lower lodge flat has been transformed into a luxury bridal suite.


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