View looking north towards Eastwood on Thornliebank Road, with green 'Welcome to Glasgow' sign denoting city boundary
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Eastwood is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated south of the River Clyde, and is part of the Newlands/Auldburn ward under Glasgow City Council.
The Eastwood neighbourhood has a somewhat isolated location, situated in an area of low ground bounded by the Auldhouse Burn and the Glasgow South Western Line railway to the north and west, and with the only main road in and out (B769 Thornliebank Road) forming the eastern boundary on elevated ground, with the higher Mansewood neighbourhood beyond.
In addition to the burn and railway, between Eastwood and the Carnwadric neighbourhood to the south are a cemetery (Old Eastwood) and a set of private playing fields (Auldhouse) belonging to Hutcheson's Grammar School, previously home ground of the Hutchesons' GSFP (1923–1990) and Hutchesons Aloysians (1990–2002) rugby teams and also used at times by Clydesdale Cricket Club. Cartcraig, the southernmost part of Pollokshaws, is a short distance away to the north, but on the other side of the burn with no direct access, the closest crossing point being on the main road at Auldhouse Bridge.
Until after World War II when the houses were built (most being three or four-storey tenements as well as some modest terraced houses), the only building of significance in the area was Auldhouse Mansion which dates from the 1630s, is one of the oldest houses in Glasgow and still stands today, being owned originally by John Maxwell, Lord Pollok and later extended, becoming a children's home in the 20th century and eventually converted to private residences. Nearby (but across the main road, therefore not actually in modern Eastwood) is Eastwood Parish Church which dates from 1863, replacing an older building from 1781 which itself replaced the original in Old Eastwood Cemetery. Robert Wodrow, the historian, was minister at Eastwood. Stevenson MacGill wrote the Old Statistical Account for Eastwood.
Originally in the historic Renfrew County, the civil parish of Eastwood was split in 1912 when the northern part was annexed to Glasgow. The name was thereafter used for a local government district in the 1970s within Strathclyde region and constituencies in the Scottish and UK parliament, but all of these (as well as a golf club south of Newton Mearns, a secondary school in that town, a health centre in Clarkston, the 'new' (1900s) cemetery for the area in Thornliebank, and a park, leisure centre and 1850s country house in Giffnock) pertain to the post-1996 East Renfrewshire local authority area; the only facilities using the Eastwood name within the neighbourhood of Glasgow being the community centre and nursery school.
The main road is used by local buses including the frequent 57/57A First Glasgow service, and Thornliebank railway station is within walking distance to the south.