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A snapshot of Mansewood in 1914 is provided by the Valuation Rolls.  These are property valuations collected by the council in setting domestic rates.  Mansewood did not become part of Glasgow until 1925, being under the jurisdiction of Renfrewshire until then.

The Valuation Rolls show for each property who the occupant was, who the owner was, the type of property and the rate.

The entries in the Valuation Roll for Mansewood are shown in the table below.  The most notable difference from the picture of 1881 is that the development has continued, with properties having been added on the other side of Mansewood Road (the school side).  Many of the properties are listed with the same names as they had 33 years previously, while others have changed, or have been added where there were none before.

The road now known as Mansewood Road - or at least the church end of it - appears to have been known as Kirkhill Road.

Description

House name

Owner

Occupier

Comment

House & Garden

Lynton

Agnes Dobbie

Charles R. Gibson, Manufacturer

House, Garden & Offices

Holme View

Trustees of late William McFarlane

David Melrose, Insurance Secretary

House & Garden

Sunnyside

Trustees of late William McFarlane

Janet McFarlane, widow

House, offices & Garden

Eastwood Manse

Rev. Frederick Langlands, BD, Proprietor in Life Rent, ex officio

House & Garden

Littlewood

Francis Steel Colledge, C.E.

This house name and family appear in the 1881 census.

House & Garden

Torrance Lodge

Stephen A. McPhee, retired

This house name appears in the 1881 census.

House & Garden

Silverrae

Catherine McKechnie, widow

House & Garden

Springfield House

Trustees of James Spencer, shipowner

Jessie S. Spencer, widow

House, offices & Garden

Annfield

Charles Robertson, muslin manufacturer

House & Garden

Ythan Bank

Robert Mearns, writer

House & Garden

Gowanbrae

Nicol Cameron, house factor & valuator

This house name appears in the 1881 census.

House & Garden

Kinneddar

David Barrowman, inspector of poor

House & Garden

Knoidart

Graham Kinlock, no occupation

Graham, Isobel N. and Mary W. Kinlock, spinsters

House & Garden

Hillside

Trustees of late Duncan M. West (including Isabella S. West, widow)

Isabella S. West, liferentrix

House & Garden

Redle

Peter Martin Scott, Assistant Insurance Manager & Margaret M. Scott

House & Garden

Highfield

Mary Aird, widow

House & Garden

Hartfield

John Hamilton, architect

House & Garden

Howford

John Whitehead, engineer

John, Maragaret L. and Nanzie Whitehead, spinsters

House & Garden

Rosebank

John Wilson, civil engineer, Kilbirnie

Alexander J. Grant, explosives agent, tenant

House & Garden

Woodvale

Helen P., Jane H. and James R. Smith, cashier

House & Garden

Ferncliffe

John Low Menzies, tea and wine merchant

This house name appears in the 1881 census.

House & Garden

Delaware

Andrew Rowan, stationer, and Archibald Rowan, marine insurance secretary

This house name appears in the 1881 census.

House & Garden

Elkhorn

Trustees of late Thomas Ness Wallace

Thomas N. Wallave, tenant [sic]

House & Garden

Selaw

James Wales, lithographer

Known in the 1881 census as Vaddi Tharma - an anagram of the owner's names.  Here the name is the occupier's surname backwards.

House & Garden

Ingleside

Trustees of Gavin Spiers

Mary C. Spiers

House & Garden

Broomknowe

David Livingstone, retired

House & Garden

The Wern

George Lang, Bleachworks Manager

George Lang

Now has the same name, 32 Mansewood Road.

House & Garden

Kirkhill

Williamina L. Wallace, wife of Allan Wallace, stockbroker

Allan Wallace

This house name appears in the 1881 census.

House & Garden

Lochiel

Lilian, wife of Andrew Eadie, tube manufacturer, 62 Aytoun Road, Pollokshields

Rev. S. J. Cunnington Goldsack, minister, tenant

House & Garden

Fairview

Matthew Connell, measurer

This house name appears in the 1881 census, with the same occupier.

House & Garden

North Fairview

James Jack, retired

This house name appears in the 1881 census, but "North" has been added, presumably to distinguish it from the Fairview next door.

House & Garden

Dalhousie, Kirkhill Road

David G. Ramsay, draper

House & Garden

Hermiston, Kirkhill Road

Alexander McLellan Argrey, Pollokshaws

William F. Andrew, Accountant

House & Garden

Winthorpe, Kirkhill Road

Alexander McLellan Argrey, Pollokshaws

James Sinclair, teacher

House & Garden

West Lodge

Sir John Stirling Maxwell, bart.

William Hepburn, shipowner, Hillhead House, tenant, John Fisher, gardener, inhabitant occupier not rated

House & Garden

Whinbrae

Elizabeth C., wife of Robert S. Brown, bleacher

Robert S. Brown

House & Garden

Ridgmont

Robert Bryce Walker, solicitor, Thorndene, Hamilton

Ritchie Lennie, apint manufacturer, tenant

House & Garden

Mansewood

Catherine, wife of William Forrest, spirit dealer

Church and Session House

Heritors of parish of Eastwood, per William Gillies, clerk

Eastwood Parish Kirk Session, per William Gillies, clerk

House & Garden

Heritors of parish of Eastwood, per William Gillies, clerk

Inhabitant occupier not rated, thomas McQueen, Church Officer

House & Garden

Thomas Allison, ironfounder

 

 

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