Queenslie

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Queenslie
Easter Queenslie Road - geograph.org.uk - 924624.jpg
Easter Queenslie Road at the eastern end of Queenslie Industrial Estate
Queenslie is located in Glasgow council area
Queenslie
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Queenslie shown within Glasgow
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55°51′54″N 4°08′37″W / 55.865126°N 4.143562°W / 55.865126; -4.143562Coordinates: 55°51′54″N 4°08′37″W / 55.865126°N 4.143562°W / 55.865126; -4.143562

Queenslie is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated just to the east of Cranhill and west of Wellhouse and Easterhouse.

Location[edit]

Queenslie is separated from Garthamlock to the north by the M8 motorway. Stepps Road is the western boundary with Cranhill while Bartiebeith Road forms the south-east boundary with Wellhouse - these are all residential housing schemes built in the same era as Queenslie. To the south-west is the A8 Edinburgh Road, a major trunk road and bus route. The Springboig district lies on the opposite side of the main thoroughfare.

History[edit]

Modern Queenslie started as an industrial estate in the 1950s with housing added a short time later. The area was once farmland, built mainly on the Queenslie Farm. In the William Roy map (1747–1755) the farm and general area was spelled as Quinsley which latterly evolved into Queenslie. The main streets running through Queenslie were, Horndean Crescent, Penston Road, Lonmay Road, Lonmay Path and Blairtummock Road.

At its peak in the 1960s and 1970s Queenslie was a vibrant scheme with a very close knit community. From the early 1980s onwards the area, like many working class estates across Glasgow, went into a downward spiral and unfortunately never recovered. The housing was demolished and the industrial estate expanded.