Craigton, Glasgow

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Craigton
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Craigton Road
Craigton is located in Glasgow council area
Craigton
Craigton
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS543643
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG52
Dialling code0141
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55°50′59″N 4°19′44″W / 55.8498°N 4.3289°W / 55.8498; -4.3289Coordinates: 55°50′59″N 4°19′44″W / 55.8498°N 4.3289°W / 55.8498; -4.3289

Craigton (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chreig) is a residential suburb in the southwest of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from the city centre, it is bordered by Bellahouston Park to the east and Cardonald to the west.[1] The area was historically farming land for Govan, which is nearby to the north.

The area has a primary school, Craigton Primary School, a small industrial estate and a number of shops lining Paisley Road West. Craigton Cemetery is immediately to the west of Craigton and was opened in 1873. The cemetery grounds contain a crematorium, which opened in 1957.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Craigton". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 13 April 2019.