Rosshall

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Rosshall
Green space beside Cairnhill Circus (geograph 5903483).jpg
Green space on the banks of the White Cart, looking towards Cairnhill Circus
Rosshall is located in Glasgow council area
Rosshall
Rosshall
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS518633
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGlasgow
Postcode districtG52 3
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°50′24″N 4°21′56″W / 55.839888°N 4.365439°W / 55.839888; -4.365439Coordinates: 55°50′24″N 4°21′56″W / 55.839888°N 4.365439°W / 55.839888; -4.365439

Rosshall is an area of Glasgow, Scotland. It has a fairly isolated location, with the White Cart Water forming a border to the south and east, the Inverclyde Line railway to the north, and open fields forming the short green belt between Glasgow and the large town of Paisley to the west.

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In addition to a small cluster of post-World War II housing surrounding a nursery school,[1][2] the main features of the area are the Rosshall Academy secondary school (built there in 2002 due to its central location between the two schools being merged to form it, at Penilee to the north and Pollok to the south);[3] Ross Hall Hospital,[4] now a private healthcare facility based in the former country house of the same name (built 1877, at one time the residence of the owner of the Lobnitz shipyards on the River Clyde), later the 'Scottish Hotel School' linked to the University of Strathclyde;[5][6][7] and Rosshall Park (purchased by the city and opened to the public in the 1960s) created from the former estate grounds of the mansion and including the remains of its predecessor Ross Hill.[8][5] National Cycle Route 7 runs through the park, which has a Category B listed walled rock garden designed by James Pulham and Son.[9] The estate's red sandstone stables block off the main road was adapted to apartments in the 1990s,[10][5] and this is opposite a public house on the main road, The Pines, a converted mansion which has had its present function for several decades.[11][5]

It is part of the wider Crookston area[5] which includes two distinct localities, one immediately to the north of Rosshall including Crookston railway station and formed mostly by large suburban villas developed in the late 19th century,[5][12] with the Ralston (Renfrewshire) and Cardonald (City of Glasgow) neighbourhoods at either end, and the other part - to the south of Rosshall via the Howford Bridge over the White Cart which also leads to Pollok and Crookston Castle[13][5] - comprising a sprawling development of modern suburban housing, including the original buildings of Leverndale Hospital now converted into apartments.[5]

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