Battlefield, Glasgow

Coordinates: 55°49′30″N 4°16′12″W / 55.8249°N 4.2699°W / 55.8249; -4.2699
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Battlefield Monument, Glasgow
Battlefield is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS579614
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG42
Dialling code0141
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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55°49′30″N 4°16′12″W / 55.8249°N 4.2699°W / 55.8249; -4.2699

Battlefield is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde. The area takes its name from the Battle of Langside of 1568 in which Mary, Queen of Scots' army was defeated by forces acting in the name of her infant son, James VI. A highly decorative monument, designed by Alexander Skirving in 1887, now stands adjacent to Queen's Park commemorating the 320th anniversary of her defeat.[1]

Grange Road at Battlefield Road

Housing consists mainly of three and four-storey Victorian and Edwardian tenements, although there are also numerous townhouses from the same era, and some modern properties.

Battlefield was formerly a centre of Glasgow's Jewish community, although most have now moved further south to Giffnock and Newton Mearns, or further afield to Manchester or Israel. The former synagogue had been converted to flats for social rent by Arklet Housing Association, now part of Hanover Scotland Housing Asscoaition.

The area includes one of Glasgow's main hospitals, the New Victoria Hospital (and the buildings of the (old) Victoria Infirmary), and further education institutions, Langside College. Another key local landmark, the Battlefield Rest building and clocktower, is now a restaurant, as is The Church on the Hill, previously the Langside Hill Church.[2]

Langside Library, at the junction of Sinclair Drive and Battlefield Road, is the final Carnegie library in Glasgow.

The Southside Festival takes place in Queens Park in May annually. It celebrates the cultural diversity and uniqueness of the Southside of the city.


  1. ^ "Glasgow, Battle Place, Battlefield Monument". The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Langside Hill Church". TheGlasgowStory. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

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