Halfway, Glasgow

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Not to be confused with Halfway, Cambuslang.
Halfway
Scots: Haufwey
Halfway is located in Glasgow council area
Halfway
Halfway
 Halfway shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS540638
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′43″N 4°20′00″W / 55.845247°N 4.333383°W / 55.845247; -4.333383

Halfwayhouse is a district on the southwest side of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Once a village in its own right, sitting on the original Renfrewshire-Lanarkshire border, the area takes its name from the fact that it lies equidistant between Glasgow and Paisley at a distance of three miles from each ('Three Mile House' was situated on Paisley Road West, but has long since gone, although 'Two Mile House' built and owned by the various railway companies at the junction of Dumbreck Road survived into the 1980s).

In the late 1920s, Halfwayhouse and a handful of neighbouring villages, including Cardonald, Hillington, Govan and Crookston, were annexed to the ever-expanding city of Glasgow. This resulted in the renaming of many roads, to prevent duplication with ones in Glasgow. Through the 1940s and 50s, Halfwayhouse was developed significantly to the point where there is very little trace of the original village on what is still the main road between Glasgow and Paisley.