This evening, my theme is the McLennan Arch which is located at the entrance to Glasgow Green, quite close to the City Centre. This structure has always interested me, sitting in isolation in somewhat of no-man’s land, between the Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow Green. As described below, it transpires that the structure has been relocated a few times in course of its 200 year plus life.

The structure was designed in 1792 by leading Scottish architects of their day, Robert and James Adam. It formed the centrepiece of the facade of the Adams designed Assembly Rooms in Ingram Street and was subsequently moved ( at expense of Baillie James McLennan) to the London Road entrance of Glasgow Green and thence to the bottom of Charlotte Street in 1922.

The Arch was moved to its present location in 1991.

The carving on the sculptural panels depicts Apollo playing his lyre and the Three Graces dancing to the rhythm of a tambourine.


Elsewhere today, I have been busy researching various tours including fishing on the Tay in Perthshire and a Scottish Borders tour.

Posted information on Finlayson to my separate GlasgowAncestry blog.

Weather in Glasgow today has been relatively mild, maybe about 10 C, dry but overcast.

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