Easter Queenslie Road at the eastern end of Queenslie Industrial Estate
Queenslie shown within Glasgow
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|Council area||Glasgow City Council|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Glasgow East|
|Scottish Parliament||Glasgow Provan|
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.
Queenslie is separated from Garthamlock by the M8 motorway, Blairtummock Road which runs through the industrial estate before reaching Cranhill (to the west) and Wellhouse (to the east) at the other end.
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.