It is the location of Hawkhead railway station on the Paisley Canal Line. It is near Dykebar. The former Hawkhead hospital for infectious diseases, which is now being converted to flats in a development called Hawkhead Village, was designed by the modernist architect Thomas S. Tait.
The area's name is recorded as Halkhead in some older maps and in the historical title of Lord Ross of Halkhead
Lord Ross of Halkhead
The 12th Lord Ross of Halkhead (died 15 March 1738 at age 82) was a British peer. He resided principally at Hawkhead House, taking an active interest in county affairs even when advanced in years; and died there.
His son George was the thirteenth, and last, Lord Ross.
Barons Ross of Hawkhead
- List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland
- "Hawkhead House web page". Archived from the original on 2010-09-07.
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