Maryhill Road, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Maryhill. This is a division of the City of Glasgow located in the City’s North West. Population is about 52,000 with a strong multi-cultural element, particularly Chinese.

The 2nd century AD Antonine Wall runs through the area. However, the catalyst for development was construction in the late 18th century of the Forth & Clyde Canal, linking East and West Scotland. The route of the canal ran through lands owned by one Mary Hill who gave her name to the area.

The new canal acted as a catalyst for various industrial activities, including a boatyard, in the area. These activities in turn triggered population growth and development. In 1877 a large military barracks was opened but this was demolished and replaced by social housing in the 1960s. However, parts of the former exterior wall of the barracks remain.

Maryhill¬†is home to two buildings designed by famous Glasgwegian¬†architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, namely the Queen’s Cross Church and Ruchill Church Hall. The library was sponsored by Andrew Carnegie.

In summary, Maryhill is rich in industrial history and boasts two noteworthy pieces of Mackintosh architecture. The Forth & Clyde Canal is still in operation and can be accessed from the main street.

Mackintosh Church, Queen’s Cross, Glasgow, Scotland

Ruchill Church Hall, Maryhill, Glasgow

Wyndford Housing Scheme, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland

Harvey’s Bar, Maryhill, Scotland

Maryhill Public Library, Maryhill, Glasgow

Entrance to former Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow, Scotland

Maryhill Hub, Glasgow, Scotland

Maryhill Locks, Glasgow, Scotland

Maryhill Road Aquaduct, Glasgow, Scotland

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow, Scotland

Former Baths and Wash-House, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland

Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland

Gairbraid Parish Church, Maryhill, Glasgow

Forth & Clyde Canal at Maryhill, Glasgow

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