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Gilshochill is located in Glasgow council area
 Gilshochill shown within Glasgow
Population 5,000 (August 2007 estimate)
OS grid reference NS5748469360
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Glasgow
Postcode district G20
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
List of places

Coordinates: 55°53′46″N 4°16′51″W / 55.8962°N 4.28072°W / 55.8962; -4.28072

Gilshochill (/ˈɡɪlʃiˌhɪl/ GIL-shee-hil; Scots: Gilshochull[1]) is located to the north west of Maryhill in the City of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the district of which the location of the Forth and Clyde Canal meets the Port Dundas branch of the canal. It is immediately to the north of the location of the Maryhill basin and Maryhill loch. Gilshochill is an elevated residential area. Its highest point sits about 150 metres above sea level. Gilshochill is spread over the area around Sandbank Street, bordering areas of Cadder and Summerston. Several thousand people live in Gilshochill and it falls under the G20 area postal code. Gilshochill railway station is in the area.

Gilshochill comprises semi-detached style private owned homes set in private housing estates overlooking the city of Glasgow, some Victorian, 18th and 17th century buildings. Several towers such as the 20 storey high rise tower blocks at Glenavon road and some tenement dwellings.

Gilshochill is set in one of the oldest areas in Maryhill, one of the oldest churches in the area is found here dating from the late 17th century. Some houses built around the same time can also be found there.

There are also a very large number of council dwellings in this area. Some are scheduled for demolition in the future.


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