The results below are in three sections. The first confirms the address you searched on, including details of any previous addresses used by the property. This may be because of street renumbering c 1930, or a street name change.

The second section lists all known previous residents at the property, based on historical records. These are mainly old Glasgow Post Office Directories to 1939, and valuation rolls from 1875 to 1925. They mostly predate the gardens but there are now a few records for these properties too. If any item in the results appears clickable, you’re in luck – it likely links to articles on the website covering that property or individual in more detail.

The third section contains some historical notes on the whole street.

NoStreetFrom UntilFormer No Former Street Historical Notes
26Marywood Square1879193112Princes SquareThis and No 24 were sold by Elizabeth Fairlie's estate, by Public Roup, in 1902 (Herald advert). No 24 was sold to the tenant. The fate of No 26 is unknown.

NameAgeOccupation ProprietorNote FromUntilSourceComments
W Simpson 1879 Glasgow Post Office Directory
Duncan Graham Tenant Occupier 1885 Valuation Roll
William Weir Owner 1885 Valuation Roll
Duncan Graham SaddlerLachlan Seymour Graham?50pa 18861914 Valuation Roll
W Fairlies TrusteesOwner 1895 Valuation Roll
Duncan Graham Tenant Occupier 1895 Valuation Roll
W Fairlies TrusteesOwner 1905 Valuation Roll
Duncan Graham Tenant Occupier 1905 Valuation Roll
Andrew Nicol Campbell Smith Owner Occupier 1915 Valuation Roll
Andrew Nicol Campbell Smith Owner Occupier 1920 Valuation Roll
Alfred Howell Owner Occupier 1925 Valuation Roll
Mrs. M. S. Buchan 1939 Glasgow PO Directory 1939-40

Street Historical Notes
Marywood SquareThe 1859 Glasgow PO Directory lists the Titwood brickyard of A & T Hamilton, brick and tile makers, that previously occupied the site. The original feu disposition of 1860 between Sir John Maxwell, and William Stevenson & John McIntyre refers to compensation to be paid to Alexander Hamilton, brickmaker in Glasgow and Thomas Hamilton, brick and tile maker, Auchingray Brick and Tile Works, Carnwrath, since they would be required to vacate the site. The Brickworks were still on a map of 1870 however.

Originally named Prince, Prince's and then Princes Square.

The north side was first occupied in 1879, just before the south side of Queen Square. It was built by Robert Weir in 1877-79, a builder based in Allanton Terrace, 1-10 Langside Road, Crosshill. A William Weir was also involved in the business.

The south side followed in 1884, a gap of six years, likely due to the financial crisis that followed the 1878 collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank. They were first advertised for let for summer 1884, though not listed in the PO Directory until c1886. The builder was probably James Robertson, a mason & builder of Pollokshields, who subsequently went bankrupt and the terrace was acquired by William Stevenson.

The street was renumbered between 1927 and 1930 (new numbering in 1930 valuation roll), but not renamed Marywood Square S1 until 18th Nov 1932. The name was changed probably because it clashed with Princes Square in central Glasgow. Strathbungo became incorporated into Glasgow after Princes Square was laid out.

The street was originally numbered consecutively up one side then down the other. On renumbering in the 20th Century, No 13 was omitted, as it was in each of the other squares.