Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Pollok House in Glasgow, Scotland. This building is a Palladian mansion built for John Maxwell. It was begun in 1747 by William Adam and finished under the direction of his son, John. Pollok House is situated above the White Cart Water (river) in the 458-hectare grounds of the Pollok Estate. Moreover, Pollok Park extends to 146 hectares.

Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Sir John Stirling-Maxwell (1866-1956), was a founder member of the National Trust for Scotland, a not-for-profit heritage organisaton. Sir John placed the estate (including Pollok House) under the protection of the first Conservation Agreement of the National Trust of Scotland. Mrs Anne Maxwell MacDonald, (daughter of Sir John) gave the house and its collections of paintings, furniture and ceramics to the City of Glasgow in 1966.
For visitors with horticultural interests, there is an extensive and well maintained garden adjacent to Pollok House.

Garden at Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

The largest area is open to the public with paths to the mill and the riverside, Pollok House, and the Burrell Collection. Within the park visitors can usually see the herd of, photogenic, Highland Cows and Clydesdale horses.

Highland Cow with calf at Pollok Park.

Video clip of Clydesdale horses at Pollok Park

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