Eastwood
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View looking north towards Eastwood on Thornliebank Road, with green 'Welcome to Glasgow' sign denoting city boundary
Eastwood is located in Glasgow council area
Eastwood
Eastwood
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS555604
Community council
  • Pollokshaws and Eastwood
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG43 1
Dialling code0141
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AmbulanceScottish
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55°48′56″N 4°18′27″W / 55.815509°N 4.307486°W / 55.815509; -4.307486Coordinates: 55°48′56″N 4°18′27″W / 55.815509°N 4.307486°W / 55.815509; -4.307486

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.

Description

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)[1] and a set of private playing fields (Auldhouse) belonging to Hutcheson's Grammar School,[2] 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.[3] 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.[4][5]

History

Until after World War II when the houses were built (most being three or four-storey tenements as well as some modest terraced houses),[6] the only building of significance in the area[7][8] was Auldhouse Mansion which dates from the 1630s, is one of the oldest houses in Glasgow[5][9] and still stands today, being owned originally by John Maxwell, Lord Pollok[10][11] and later extended,[12] becoming a children's home in the 20th century[13] and eventually converted to private residences.[5][14] Nearby (but across the main road, therefore not actually in modern Eastwood) is Eastwood Parish Church[15][16] which dates from 1863, replacing an older building from 1781[17] which itself replaced the original in Old Eastwood Cemetery.[9] Robert Wodrow, the historian, was minister at Eastwood. Stevenson MacGill wrote the Old Statistical Account for Eastwood.[18]

Other uses of the name

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,[19] a secondary school in that town, a health centre in Clarkston,[20] the 'new' (1900s) cemetery for the area in Thornliebank,[21] and a park, leisure centre[22] and 1850s country house in Giffnock)[23][24] 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.

Transport

The main road is used by local buses including the frequent 57/57A First Glasgow service,[25][26] and Thornliebank railway station is within walking distance to the south.

References

  1. ^ Glasgow, Thornliebank, 200 Thornliebank Road, Eastwood Churchyard, Canmore
  2. ^ Our school: Facilities, Hutcheson's Grammar School
  3. ^ Facilities, Clydesdale Cricket Club
  4. ^ Before the Houses, History of Mansewood
  5. ^ a b c Pollokshaws & Auldhouse illustrated guide, Scotcities
  6. ^ Fyvie Avenue (Glasgow City Archives, Department of Architectural and Civic Design (1951), The Glasgow Story
  7. ^ OS Six-inch 1st edition, 1843–1882, Explore georeferenced maps (National Library of Scotland)
  8. ^ Town Plans / Views, Glasgow, Bart PO, 1925, Explore georeferenced maps (National Library of Scotland)
  9. ^ a b Pollokshaws Heritage Trail, Pollokshaws Heritage Group / Glasgow City Council
  10. ^ Auldhouse, Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry (1878)
  11. ^ The Auld House (Pollok House, c.1830), The Glasgow Story
  12. ^ Eastwood, a Renfrewshire Parish, History of Mansewood
  13. ^ Glasgow, 2 Auldhouse Court, Auldhouse, Canmore
  14. ^ Auldhouse (Glasgow University Library, Special Collections, Dougan Collection, 1870), The Glasgow Story
  15. ^ Scott, Hew (1920). Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation. Vol. 3. Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd. pp. 133–137.
  16. ^ Where You Belong, Eastwood Parish Church
  17. ^ A view of Eastwood Church (Pollok House, c.1830), The Glasgow Story
  18. ^ *M'Gill, Stevenson (1791). Sinclair, John, Sir (ed.). The statistical account of Scotland. Drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes. [electronic resource]. Vol. 18. Edinburgh: Printed and sold by William Creech. pp. 199-213.
  19. ^ Welcome to Eastwood, The Eastwood Golf Club
  20. ^ Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Hoskins Architects
  21. ^ Glasgow (Eastwood) New Cemetery, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  22. ^ Eastwood swimming baths closed for three weeks over Christmas, Barrhead News, 14 December 2018
  23. ^ Eastwood House, East Renfrewshire Leisure and Culture
  24. ^ Giffnock, Rouken Glen Road, Eastwood Park House, Canmore
  25. ^ "Frequency Guide" (PDF). First Glasgow. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Glasgow Network Map" (PDF). First Glasgow. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2019.