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Carnwadric is located in Glasgow council area
Carnwadric shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS545597
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  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G46
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
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55°48′31″N 4°19′24″W / 55.808590°N 4.323209°W / 55.808590; -4.323209Coordinates: 55°48′31″N 4°19′24″W / 55.808590°N 4.323209°W / 55.808590; -4.323209

Carnwadric is an area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated south of the River Clyde. Carnwadric was a farm owned by Sir John Maxwell, one of approximately seven such large holdings owned by him and rented to others. The land was formerly owned by the Stuart kings and queens of Scotland. During ancient post-Roman times, it was sought after by the Scots of Dál Riata and Angles of Northumbria. It formed part of the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde, a Brittonic, rather than Gaelic, kingdom.

Govan, an ancient village nearby and now also part of Glasgow, is rumoured to be named after King Arthur's knight Gawain. Pollokshaws and Thornliebank are the nearest ancient villages and were created mainly because of the textile industry. Manufacturing and printing of cloth were the main industries and formed the livelihoods of many of the villagers. Several immigrants came to the area to work in the industry. Irish linen workers, as well as Dutch workers (specialized in beetling) a form of transfer printing. Adjoining Arden;the houses in Carnwadric are older and sturdier and have needed refurbishment also the same as other post war housing "schemes".

Adjoining the exterior of the former Sir Alexander Crum's Calico Mill. later a former Prisoner of War Camp's west side, used during World War II. Carnwadric as 2008/09 has only has one school, the Roman Catholic St. Vincent's Primary, it was recently demolished and remodeled after merging with Arden's St Lousie's Primary.

Carnwadric Primary, the area's former public school (opened on 28 April 1939) was closed and merged with Arden Primary as a newly built merger school called "Ashpark Primary School" in Arden.

The site of the second Carnwadric Primary school will be used for new housing which are to begin construction in January 2013, the school's boundary walls are to be kept and used as part of the new development.

Carnwadric has a public playground named King George V Park. Its retail area is in need of refurbishment and investment to return it to its 1940s and 1950s state. Carnwadric has much sturdier houses than those found in later 1950s social housing and are mostly brick and masonry.

The two and three story housing on Crebar Street, Hopeman Street, Hopeman Rd and Carnwardric Road were built in the 1970s.


Carnwadric's border runs along Boydstone Road (including Boydstone Place) to the bridge at Kennishead; left up Carnwadric Road until it runs onto Lochiel Road where houses on the left are in Glasgow while those on the right are in East Renfrewshire. Once along Lochiel Road come up Clova Street, taking a right along Bangorshill Street going down Thornliebank Road until the border joins Boydstone Road again. Streets in Carnwadric are:- Boydstone Road, Boydstone Place, Cruachan Street, Clova Street, Bangorshill Street, Kiloran Street, Drumpark Street, Capelrig Street, Stanalane Street, Ardconnel Street, Waulkmill Street, Roukenburn Street, Hopeman Rd, Crebar Street, Dryad Street, Cona Street, Carnwadric Road And Harport Street.

Carnwadric commenced building in 1927

The housing scheme was opened in 1932, the scheme had a temporal timber school called 'Carnwadric' located on Crebar Street, it was known by its pupils as the 'The Widden schuil' or 'The Shack', it served the children of Carnwadric from 1932 until April 1939 when the brick 'Carnwadric Public School' was opened.

Carnwadric Church was opened 19 September 1952.

King George V playing fields were opened by the Queen (then princess Elizabeth) in 1950. Part of the park was sold off to Beezer homes for access to their development at 'Regent's Park which commenced in 1995

Carnwadric used to be called "Carnwatherick"[1]

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