A Guide to Glasgow Addresses – Part II – 1826 – 1950 Industrial City


This, part 2 of a Guide to Glasgow Addresses, covers the Victorian industrial era expansion of Glasgow, incorporating surrounding boroughs, and the inter-war housing schemes.

Author: Susan Miller, 2001. 84 pages

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At the beginning of the 19th century, the area covered by the City of Glasgow was roughly the shape of a distorted hour-glass, with the River Clyde at the base and the Cathedral at the “waist”. Between 1800 and World War I there were three major extensions of the boundaries: in 1846; 1891 and in 1912.

In 1846 the Burghs of Anderston and Calton (i.e. much of Barony Parish) and most of the Barony of Gorbals were brought into the City. Anderston and Calton bracket the original area, to west and east respectively. Gorbals is across the river to the south. The extension of 1891 took in areas north of the city centre and south of Gorbals. That of 1912 brought in the Burghs of Partick and Govan to the west. (North and south of the river respectively.) Areas of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire became part of Glasgow in 1926 and 1938.

Abbreviations and Glossary
Renamed Streets
Blocks and other “internal” names
Appendix I: Main roads
Appendix II: Extensions of the City of Glasgow, 1800-1945
Appendix III: The Closes and Courts of Old Glasgow

Both parts of this research are now available as PDF downloads from the GWSFHS Shop and, if purchased together, can be obtained at a discount.

First edition – written by Susan Miller and published by GWSFHS in 2001 as an A5 Booklet.
Second edition – Typeset in Arial & Courier New by John H. Howarth and published by GWSFHS in 2011 as an A5 Booklet.
Partially rebranded to HK Grotesk, Arial & Andale Mono by John Wotherspoon and published in 2022.

Copyright Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society, 2001 and 2011.

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