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Pollokshaws


Glasgow City

Situated on the White Cart Water to the south of the River Clyde and within the boundary of the City of Glasgow, Pollokshaws was originally a textile village which became a burgh of barony in 1813. Factories included the first linen print works near Glasgow (1742), a gas-lit cotton mill, iron foundries and paper mills. It became noted for its working class militancy and was the birthplace of the socialist MP James Maxton (1885 - 1946). Redeveloped in the 1960s, Pollokshaws is a mixture of old tenement flats with new low and high rise flats.

To the west is Pollok Country Park which houses the internationally renowned Burrell Collection and Pollok Golf Course.


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