Lambhill

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Coordinates: 55°53′36″N 4°15′57″W / 55.8932°N 4.2659°W / 55.8932; -4.2659

Lambhill
Lambhill is located in Glasgow council area
Lambhill
Lambhill
 Lambhill shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS584690
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G22
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North East
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
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Lambhill is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde. Lambhill is a mainly residential area comprising both council and private housing. Residents are of a mixed age group. Lambhill has been in existence since the middle 18th Century, the original settlement probably coming from the north bank of the Forth and Clyde Canal (known as the Shangi, after a sailing captain who mentioned that the settlement reminded him of Shanghai). Many working men were employed in the nearby mine in Cadder. In nearby Lambhill Cemetery there is a memorial to the 1913 pit disaster which claimed 22 lives.[1] The funeral service for the disaster was held in St Agnes Church on Balmore Road. Benny Lynch the great Glasgow boxer also is buried in Lambhill Cemetery which is bordered by Western Necropolis.

Hillend Road would appear to be one of the earliest streets to be built and the houses are of mixed vintage and build. The tenements are probably the oldest. At one time the Lord Provost of Glasgow David Hodge stayed in this street, as did John Logie Baird who took lodgings there. At the top of Hillend Road there is a golf course which is bordered by Ruchill on the opposite side. There are also numerous abandoned railway tunnels which would appear to link to the abandoned Botanic Gardens railway station. The Halloween Pen is a small tunnel which runs underneath the Forth and Clyde Canal and links Lambhill to Cadder. Bordering the south side of Hillend Rd are the garden allotments. Near to the allotments, on Balmore Road, is the ticket office of a station for an abandoned railway line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cadder 1913 - Scottish Mining Website". Scottishmining.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-08.