Crosshill shown within Glasgow
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Crosshill is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde. In earlier maps the area is called Corsehill, which means Gorse hill, so the name is probably a corruption of this earlier name, and does not refer to a cross. There is a great deal of gorse growing on the slopes of nearby Langside College in Battlefield.
However, according to Hugh Macintosh's The Origin and History of Glasgow Streets, printed in 1902, "CROSSHILL derives its name from an ancient cross which stood on a height still named the Cross Hill. This monument was about ten feet high and three-and-a-half wide, and bore a sculptured representation of Christ entering Jerusalem riding on an ass. It was removed by some vandals about the end of the eighteenth century." This would suggest that if a corruption of the name "Corse Hill" to "Cross Hill" occurred, it may indeed have resulted from the presence of a cross on the hill.
The area is served by Crosshill railway station.
It is covered by Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council.
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