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The Mains of Cruickson

A watercolour depicting the Mains of Cruickson (or Crookston) c 1830.

The Mains of Crookston Farm is shown nestling among trees to the right. The farm was situated near the junction of Templeland Road and Templeland Avenue, which were built when the area was developed in the 20th century. The Ordnance Survey map showed the farm only as two unroofed buildings in 1864 and they were subsequently demolished.

This painting is one of a series made by an unknown artist for the Maxwell family. The images show different areas of Pollok Estate, which was owned by the Maxwells, and are a unique record of an early 19th century west of Scotland country estate.

Reproduced with the permission of the National Trust for Scotland

Keywords:
cows, farmhouses, farms, landscapes, Mains of Crookston Farm, Mains of Cruickston Farm, Pollok Estate, watercolours



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