Hawkhead

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Hawkhead (Scots: Hauchheid, Scottish Gaelic: Ceann an Dail)[1] is an area near Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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[edit]

The 12th Lord Ross of Halkhead (died 15 March 1738 at age 82) was a British peer. He resided principally at Hawkhead House,[2] taking an active interest in county affairs even when advanced in years; and died there.

He strongly advocated the Union of the Parliaments, and was chosen one of the Representative Peers in 1715, and appointed Lieutenant of Renfrewshire at the same time.

His son George was the thirteenth, and last, Lord Ross.

Barons Ross of Hawkhead[edit]

George Boyle, 4th Earl of Glasgow married the 13th Lord Ross's daughter assumed the title Baron Ross of Hawkhead in 1815.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland
  2. ^ "Hawkhead House web page". Archived from the original on 2010-09-07.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°50′02″N 4°23′06″W / 55.834°N 4.385°W / 55.834; -4.385