Old photos of the Maryhill area of ​​Glasgow (2023)

Like Venice, Maryhill owes its existence to the canals. It is said of Glasgow: "The city was made by the Clyde, and the Clyde made the city, but."
In contrast, the Forth and Clyde Canal and its branch at Port Dundas formed the town of Maryhill. Canals meandered through the area from the 1790s and became the artery of the Scottish Industrial Revolution, transporting raw materials from there and processing them.
goods to the world.
Industry grew along the canal at Maryhill, thanks to the cheap transport rates. but again unlike Glasgow, where most
Industries were vast: those at Maryhill were small, limited by the lack of land around the canal, and
They were also very diverse. Govan consisted of ships, Springburn locomotives and Possil iron, but Maryhill had a wide variety of industries; textile, brewery,
Glassworks, chemical factories, paper mills and more, which produced some of Glasgow's most magnificent and least known works of art (see below).
Maryhill grew from scattered settlements over 150 years to a population that peaked at 40,000 after the Second World War. Since then he has almost lost
All industry and much of the population stabilized at around 25,000. But despite years of plans to fill the canal,
Maryhill has not lost its canal which has been restored as part of the Millennium Project and is now a successful entertainment facility. Nor did he lose much of his own
A beautifully built environment that wouldn't be suspected by anyone driving down Maryhill Road without stopping.
The best way to experience it is on foot, and here's a walk through the center of Maryhill.

1. Take the train from Queen Street to Maryhill Station and walk south along Maryhill Road until you reach the old Kelvin Pier. this arranged
The area was once Swann's Shipbuilding and Repair Yard, where canal boats and Clyde putters were built from the 1850s to early 1850s.
1960 Landing craft were built here for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Painted by artist Ioan Eardley
camouflage in these. Go through the lock door and head along the canal, along the old barge towpath.

2. Turn right for quick access to the Kelvin Aqueduct, a listed industrial wonder.
The aqueduct steps proudly above the River Kelvin, which flows beneath its four great arches. It was designed by engineer Robert Whitworth and
Built between 1787 and 1790, it cost £8,500 to build, nearly bankrupting the canal company, but completed the east-west waterway link.
Retrace your steps and follow the canal south, past some nice new 'Amsterdam' style apartments (okay, it's a canal), then cross the street.
and across Maryhill Road by a smaller aqueduct.

(Video) Old Photographs Of Maryhill Glasgow Scotland

3. We are new to what was once the industrial heart of Maryhill, although little remains. One factory still standing is a brick building,
reformed, correct. This was Clarkson's Engine Works, where small and medium-sized steam engines were made for ships and factories. now one
A place for weddings and parties. Lower down, at Stockingfield Junction, the Forth and Clyde Canal meanders to Falkirk and beyond;
The building of new white apartments you see here was built on the site of the old Milanda bakery. Still, we continue through Glasgow
channel arm. To the right are some warehouses and the Maryhill Juniors FC pitches. Many industrial companies used to be located here;
a brewery, a textile factory and, above all, the Maryhill Iron Works.
Andy Scott, sculptor of The Kelpies, had his place of business in this area.

4. In summer, this part of the canal is dotted with blue and purple orchids on the banks, yellow lilies on the banks of the canal, and white water lilies on the banks.
Water; On the other side of the canal is a wild field where foxes, deer and the occasional badger can be seen.
The birdlife shows us herons, coots, great grebes, cormorants and much more. What is Yer Canal du Midi, Noo? Just before Ruchill Street and the underpass
Below that, on the left, is the brick building that some may remember as the Bryant and May site, a factory that closed in the 1980s and now houses offices and offices.
Work space. Below and behind the underpass is an impressive collection of Mondrian apartments built on the site of a larger one in the 2000s.
An industrial company in Maryhill, Maclellan's Rubber Works; This factory was closed only 15 years ago.

(Video) Pictures of Old Glasgow Pubs Doon Maryhill Road

5. Now return about 100 meters from the canal and walk along Ruchill Street towards Maryhill Road. Ruchill Street is home to Ruchill Parish Church, a rather unremarkable building, but next door is a real gem: Rennie Mackintosh's Ruchill Church Hall.
Built in 1899 in the Scottish Art Nouveau style, with a caretaker's house with turrets in the yard. Listed building II. degree is still a functional religious building with many social activities associated with it and is almost untouched inside since its construction. Sometimes the halls are open and visitors are welcome. On one of my visits I suggested to the guard that security measures should be taken in view of the value of the contents. Answer? "Yes, my son, if anything was lost, we know it was you."www.ruchillparish.org.uk).

5. Head north along Maryhill Road opposite the Tesco supermarket where Frampton's nightclub, formerly the Maryhill Trades Union, is located.
Center but originally the Soldiers' Home, a social club for Maryhill Barracks where those on leave could stay with their families. lovely
Small toy building with fighters and other military features. Evenings here were considered lively before closing.
A little further up the road, but across the road (to the left) is the wall of the old Maryhill Barracks, closed in.
19605 and demolished. At the entrance, marked by iron pillars with the initials VR, there is an old gate of the barracks.
According to local legend, Rudolf Hess was briefed here on his ill-fated peacekeeping mission in 1941.
Beyond the walls is the Wyndford housing estate, which won a Saltire Award when it was built and has recently been completely renovated.

(Video) Old Maryhill

7. Further north we came to Gairbraid Avenue, along which once stood Gairbraid House, where Mary Hill, wife
The landowner after whom the town was named. On the corner now stands the architect renovated and reopened B-listed Maryhill Burgh Halls
Duncan MacNaughtan in the style of the French Renaissance. The halls date back to 1878 and served the city until it was annexed by Glasgow in 1891.
Its crowning glory is a set of 20 stained glass windows by StephenAdam depicting the city's industry in the Victorian era.
The restored and replaced plaques in the corridors (in rotations of 10) are among the finest artworks of Glasgow's Gilded Age culture.
They can be seen on the halls website, but for the full effect see them when the halls reopen after the Corona crisis.

8. Before you pass under the short aqueduct that crosses Maryhill Road, which you passed a moment ago, you will see Maryhill Library on your right.
one of six buildings designed by architect R. Rhind for Glasgow in 1905, featuring sculptural figures of an educational matriarch and her accompanying children
on the front The complete collection of Rhinds libraries is on the A-list.
Once you are under the aqueduct, go up the bridge and you will find yourself on the east side of the canal. The White House, as it is known locally, will soon appear on the left next to the canal boat landing. Probably the oldest in Maryhill, this building dates back to the construction of the canal and was an inn, stable and hotel for canal travelers and boatmen and their animals. was
Open 24 hours a day, barges called 'hoolets' (owls) transported goods and passengers along the canal at all times. After that, it fell into disrepair for years.
It has many uses and now serves as a bicycle rental and repair base for trips on the towpath and beyond. The White House sits atop the Maryhill lock complex in Kelvin
Dock where our walk started and from there it's a short walk further up Maryhill Road and back to Maryhill Station.

(Video) Edward FitzPatrick: Memories of Maryhill Glasgow Scotland

Stained glass windows, a Mackintosh masterpiece, ancient historical monuments and a canal walk to die for if that's not your thing.
Maryhill, it will be the same after this ride. Lan R Mitchell is the author of AGlasgow Mosaic; Cultural Icons of the City (2072), which contains a lengthy essay on the stained glass at Maryhill by Stephen Adams.


What is Maryhill famous for? ›

Maryhill is the home of Firhill Stadium, which has been the home ground of Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle since 1909. Originally from the burgh of Partick, the club moved to the Maryhill area in 1909 after struggling to find a new home nearer Partick.

What is the oldest part of Glasgow? ›

The oldest part of Glasgow lay north of the Clyde to the west of the nineteenth century centre and beside St Mungo's Cathedral (sheet vi. 11.8). By the seventeenth century it had expanded slightly to extend between the cathedral and the River Clyde.

When were Maryhill tenements built? ›

Maryhill Housing was created in 1977 in a tenement in the East Park area of Maryhill. The aim was to refurbish the impressive tenement stock of housing in that area and to ensure that they weren't demolished.

What is the old name for Glasgow? ›

The settlement probably had an earlier Cumbric name, Cathures; the modern name appears for the first time in the Gaelic period (1116), as Glasgu. It is also recorded that the King of Strathclyde, Rhydderch Hael, welcomed Saint Kentigern (also known as Saint Mungo), and procured his consecration as bishop about 540.


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