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Sir John Stirling Maxwell

Take a look at old photographs of Glasgow.

140 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G41 3NN

This is named after Sir John Stirling Maxwell, whose family was associated with this area for centuries. In 1878, Sir John gifted 21 acres of land for the creation of Maxwell Park, now in the care of the City of Glasgow. As Glasgow’s rapid expansion at the turn of the 20th century continued, several established parks came from outside the city’s boundaries into its care.

A print and text about Sir John Stirling Maxwell.

The text reads: Maxwell Park’s 21 green acres were gifted to the Burgh of Pollokshields in 1878, the year that Sir John succeeded his father William Stirling Maxwell to the baronetcy. The park was later taken over by the City of Glasgow.

It was Sir John who had his architect design a new Burgh Hall, in Maxwell Park, embellished with the Maxwell cost of arms. The hall was annexed to the City of Glasgow in 1912. It has recently been renovated and reopened.

In 1931 Sir John presented Crookston Castle to the National Trust for Scotland as its first property. Around that time he also sold land to Glasgow Corporation for use as housing.

Above: Sir John Stirling Maxwell, the 10th Baronet, at Pollok, his ancestral seat. 

A photograph of the Crown Cinema, Victoria Road, c1920.


A photograph of The Calder, Calder Street, Govanhill, c1936.

A photograph of The Elephant, Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, c1954.

A photograph of The Elephant, Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, c1954.



A stained-glass window depicting Bishop’s Castle.


External photograph of the building – main entrance.


If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk