Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Today, I am posting information on Pollok House. Pollok House is a Palladian mansion built for John Maxwell. It was begin in 1747 by William Adam and finished under the direction of his son,John Maxwell. The Pollok House is situated above White Cart Water in the 458-hectare grounds of the Pollok Estate. Moreover, Pollok Park extends to 146 hectares.
Sir John Stirling Maxwell, is a founder member of the National Trust for Scotland, he placed the estate under the protection of the first Conservation Agreement of the National Trust of Scotland. Mrs Anne Maxwell MacDonald gave the house and its collections of paintings, furniture and ceramics to the City of Glasgow in 1966.
The largest area is open to the public with paths to the mill and the riverside, Pollok House, and the Burrell Collection.
posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:43 PM