Hyndland

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Hyndland
Hyndland is located in Glasgow council area
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Hyndland shown within Glasgow
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GlasgowCoordinates: 55°52′44″N 4°18′35″W / 55.878945°N 4.309824°W / 55.878945; -4.309824
A Hyndland townhouse

Hyndland is a residential area in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland.

Bordering the Broomhill, Dowanhill, Kelvinside,and the Partickhill areas, it is a middle-class area populated mainly by professionals (many employed at the nearby University of Glasgow) and young bourgeois bohemians including a number of noted authors, poets, actors and footballers. Average property prices in the area are much higher than the Glasgow or Scottish averages.[citation needed]

There are a number of retail outlets in the area including high quality delicatessens, cafés, hair and beauty salons, photographers, and local service shops.

The area is defined principally by its quiet streets and red sandstone tenements, many of which are fronted by communal city gardens, often embellished with ornate doorway carvings and stained glass windows, built in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. There are also a number of townhouses built during these periods which contribute significantly to the area's character. While many of these townhouses have been split into multiple apartments to cater to modern urban living, a number of them remain individual properties. This division accounts for the area's unusual demographic. The district is also be characterised by its large population of domestic cats.

There is a local school, Hyndland Secondary School. The Glasgow and Hillhead-Jordanhill rugby teams play in the area at Hughenden Stadium. There is also a lawn bowling club - Hyndland Bowling club which was founded in 1904.

The area includes several churches, including Hyndland Parish Church (Church of Scotland) and St. Bride's Church (Scottish Episcopal Church), and there is a Marist House on Partickhill Road. The Church of Christ, Scientist on Hyndland Road was recently demolished, and the former United Presbyterian Church on Hyndland Street is now a theatre, called Cottier's.

Hyndland railway station is on the North Clyde and Argyle lines, offering a direct link to central Glasgow in under ten minutes, and by a number of bus routes. The nearest Subway stations are Hillhead, Partick and Kelvinhall.

Conservation Area[edit]

The Glasgow Corporation designated the "West End Conservation Area" in 1972 and "Hyndland Conservation Area" in 1975. Planning authorities are obliged to "protect and enhance the character and appearance" of such areas, which is how Hyndland has retained so many original architectural features.

Various local buildings including the two churches, the school, the terraces of Kingsborough Gardens, and the one-time Royal Bank of Scotland building have listed building statuses.

History[edit]

Prior to development, Hyndland was an area of farmland called 'Hind Land' and belonged to the Bishops of Glasgow. The first tenements were built in 1885.[1]

On 13th March 1941, a parachute mine was dropped on Hyndland by the Luftwaffe, destroying three tenement buildings on Dudley Drive. Also, during the war a number of refugee children from Germany and Poland were educated at Hyndland School, many of whom achieved a higher in English.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Laird, Ann (1997). Hyndland: Edwardian Glasgow Tenement Suburb
  2. ^ Laird, Ann (1997). Hyndland: Edwardian Glasgow Tenement Suburb