Pollokshields Heritage  

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Alongside the decorative railings of the original street frontages, iron gates would complete the boundary.  These gates were hung on impressively heavy sandstone pillars, most of which, happily, still survive today.  Many carry the original names of the houses, interesting in themselves.

There is a huge variety of designs of these posts, and patterns can give some clues as to individual builders of the villas and tenement terraces in Pollokshields, since similar or, in some cases, identical houses might be erected in adjacent groupings.

        

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