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Pollok House

Pollok House

Pollok House ist ein Herrenhaus in Schottland und liegt im Pollok Country Park südlich des Glasgower Stadtzentrums. Es wurde 1752 von William Adam gestaltet und enthält eine Sammlung Spanischer Malerei, u.a Gemälde von El Greco, Goya, Murillo sowie kostbare Antiquitäten.
Ebenfalls auf dem Gelände befindet sich die Burrell Collection, die man in 10 Minuten zu Fuß oder mit einem Shuttlebus erreichen kann. Im Park findet sich eine Sammlung von über 1.000 Arten Rhododendren.
Das Anwesen wurde 1966 von der letzten Besitzerin Anne Maxwell Macdonald der Stadt Glasgow vermacht. Ihre Familie hatte es über 700 Jahre besessen. Heute wird es vom National Trust for Scotland verwaltet und ist der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich.


Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Maxwell and Jardine families, located in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland.
The house – built in 1752 and designed by William Adam – was given to the City of Glasgow in 1966 by The Honourable Anne Maxwell-Jardine, whose family had owned the estate for almost 700 years. It is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public.
Displayed within the Pollok House is a large, private collection of Spanish paintings, including works by El Greco, Francisco Goya and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. There are also paintings by William Blake, as well as glass, silverware, porcelain and antique furniture. The house also features servants’ quarters downstairs (accessible free of charge), which include two shops and a restaurant.
The house also has an extensive garden, boasting a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons. The gardens behind the main house contain the Pollok Park Beech (Fagus sylvatical) which is thought to be 250 years old. This tree has an unusual form with a swollen trunk (7 m girth at grade and 10 m girth at 10 m height) and a gnarled mass of branches.
The heraldic lions on the gate piers were carved by John Marshall to a design by Huw Lorimer in 1950.


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