In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Pollokshields like this:
Pollokshields, police burgh and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Govan par., Renfrewshire, in SW. suburbs of Glasgow - quoad sacra par., pop. 6523; police burgh, pop. 2104. Pollokshields was made a police burgh in 1876, and is almost entirely occupied by detached villa residences.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Pollokshields has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Glasgow. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Pollokshields and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pollokshields, in Glasgow and Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th December 2013
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