18th C Tenement Block, Gallowgate

18th C Tenement Block, Gallowgate, Glasgow

 This evening, I am continuing the theme of yesterday’s post with focus on Glasgow’s pre-1800 architecture. These buildings are all concentrated in the old town, now in the east of the city, which was progressively eclipsed by the westward shift of the wealthy classes in turn  financed by the prosperity derived  from industry and commerce as the city developed rapidly on the back of the growth of the (British) Empire.

Above is a late 18th century tenement block in Gallowgate. his was restored in 1981.

Below is the Tolbooth Steeple at Glasgow Cross resplendent in this afternoon’s sunshine. This was the work of John Boyd and dates from 1625-7. It is the sole remnant of a Tolbooth demolished in 1921.

Tolbooth Steeple, Glasgow Cross
Tolbooth Steeple, Glasgow Cross, Glasgow

 This image shows St. Andrew-by-the-Green, an Episcopal church in Turnbull Street dating from 1750-2. The work of masons, Andrew Hunter and William Paul plus wright, Thomas Thomson. Converted to offices in 1988.

St. Andrew-by-the-Green, Turnbull St

St. Andrew-by-the-Green, Turnbull St., Glasgow

 This is Provand’s Lordship, originally part of the old medieval Cathedral complex and now famous as Glasgow’s oldest house. It was built for Bishop Andrew Muirhead in 1471.

Provand's Lordship, Castle Street

Provand's Lordship, Castle Street, Glasgow

 Here is an image of Glasgow Cathedral  which dates from the 13th century. The Blacader Aisle was added 1492, the Choir remodelled 1805, the Nave altered 1812 and western towers demolished 1846-8. Situated on a site, which as a Christian place of worship, dates back to around the 6th century.

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow,

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow,Scotland

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