Glasgow's History

The History of Glasgow from Wikipedia.

The History section of the Glasgow Social Wiki contains a large number of links to sites detailing aspects of the history of Glasgow.

The Heritage section of the Glasgow Social Wiki contains a large number of links to sites detailing aspects of the heritage of Glasgow.

Tenement Houses are common in Glasgow — usually eight apartments over four floors, sharing a common access door.

The Tenement House is a time capsule — passed on to the National Trust for Scotland at the death of its owner, Miss Agnes Toward, to be preserved.

It shows a slice of life of Glasgow of a comfortably living person in the early 20th Century.

More properly called the Titan Crane, there is a education and visitor centre.

Provand's Lordship, next to the Cathedral is the oldest surviving building in Glasgow.

Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and the oldest building in Glasgow.

The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories. Adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis was modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. It is estimated that something in the order of 50,000 burials have taken place here, with around 3,500 tombs.

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Sighthill Stone Circle was constructed in 1979 — the first astronomically accurate stone circle constructed in the United Kingdom for 3000 years. It was built via the Glasgow Parks Department Astronomy Project, led by SF Author Duncan Lunan.

The stones were removed in 2016 wile the area underwent redevelopment including the demolition of the area's tower blocks. They were reinstated in 2019 in a new location around 250m distant from the original, previously unusable because of the proximity of the tower blocks. The new location incorporates previously unrealised elements of the 1979 installation, and is now astronomically more accurate because of the increase in precision of computation and of surveying in the intervening 40 years.

The site is wheelchair-accessible.

Location information: Sighthill Stone Circle

The Govan Stones are a collection of 1000-year-old burial stones, preserved in situ at the former Govan Old Church, a site of worship for more than 1500 years.

The Fossil Grove is an unique earth heritage site with eleven fossil tree stumps from the Carboniferous Period. They are about 330 million years old, and preserved where they grew.

Fewer people have had a greater influence on art and design to this day than Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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