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Cowglen is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS539610
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG53
Dialling code0141
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°49′16″N 4°19′59″W / 55.821087°N 4.332947°W / 55.821087; -4.332947Coordinates: 55°49′16″N 4°19′59″W / 55.821087°N 4.332947°W / 55.821087; -4.332947,

Cowglen is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow, within the Newlands/Auldburn ward of the city but geographically closer to the large suburb of Pollok. It is situated south of the River Clyde. Much of its territory is open land occupied by a golf course, and it also adjoins Pollok Country Park.

Cowglen was the site of a new military hospital during World War II,[1] which continued to operate until 2000.[2] In the 2010s, work began on a substantial housing development in the area, based around the site of the hospital and the demolished buildings of a large National Savings and Investments regional headquarters to its north,[3] with the project encouraged by the proximity of the Silverburn Shopping Centre, Kennishead railway station and Junction 2 of the M77 motorway.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Cowglen Military Hospital (Land)". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. 7 February 1962.
  2. ^ Glasgow | Cowglen Hospital, Crookston, Historic Hospitals
  3. ^ Glasgow, Boydstone Road, National Savings Bank, Canmore
  4. ^ £75m plan for 500 homes near Silverburn could create 1200 jobs, Evening Times, 18 September 2015
  5. ^ "Plans for 500 home development near Silverburn Shopping Centre". Glasgow Live. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Cowglen Planning Study, Spatial Masterplan". Glasgow City Council. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2018.