Corkerhill

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Corkerhill
Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Chorcair
Scots: Coarkerhull
Corkerhill is located in Glasgow council area
Corkerhill
Corkerhill
 Corkerhill shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS539626
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G52
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South West
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Pollok
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Coordinates: 55°50′04″N 4°20′04″W / 55.834443°N 4.334333°W / 55.834443; -4.334333

Corkerhill was originally a farm and a few houses to the southwest of Glasgow, on the Paisley Canal Line from Glasgow, and still houses engine sheds and sidings, although Corkerhill signal box was demolished in the late 1970s (originally located to the rear of the houses now facing Mosspark shops.

Corkerhill railway station was built in 1 July 1885. It is on the Paisley Canal Line.

In the 1920s building in Glasgow expanded as far as Mosspark making Corkerhill part of the Glasgow conurbation.

In the 1960s Glasgow Corporation (now Glasgow City Council) built Hardridge Road, part of Corkerhill, but locally referred to as Hardridge, consisting of terraced and tenement dwellings.

Later in the 1960s shops were built to address the shortage in the area, with the nearest then being in Cardonald, and Pollok. After that(post 1975) 'The Cart' public house was opened, as the only one in the immediate area. However the area spiralled into decline (in the mid to late eighties) until many of the tenements were vandalised and empty, and most of the shops were unrented (there was only a Chippy, originally 'Bruno's then De Marco's, Marshall's, which was taken over by Asians who took on the larger shop, and the Community Council Shop).

In 2004 the tenement demolition began and were replaced with privately owned suburban style housing. This rebirth worked well, with the area still retaining its village identity by being bordered by the railway and Pollok Park as well as Nethercraigs Sports Complex, while still only ten minutes on the train from Glasgow Central - attracting commuters.

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