Langside

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Langside
Location within Glasgow
Area0.46 km2 (0.18 sq mi)  [1]
Population4,425 (2015) [2]
  Density 9,620/km2 (24,900/sq mi)
OS grid reference NS573615
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G41
Dialling code 0141
Police Scotland
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°49′32″N4°16′46″W / 55.825585°N 4.279516°W / 55.825585; -4.279516 Coordinates: 55°49′32″N4°16′46″W / 55.825585°N 4.279516°W / 55.825585; -4.279516

Langside is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde, and lies east of Shawlands, south of Queens Park, west of Cathcart and north of Newlands. The district is residential and primarily middle-class, and has become an increasingly fashionable address in recent years. Housing stock is mainly of the Victorian tenement type, along with some townhouses of the same period.

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History

In 1568 the area was the site of the Battle of Langside, the last battle fought by the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, prior to her exile and death in England.

The original village of Langside was based around what is now Algie Street, named after Glasgow Merchant Matthew Algie, near the Battlefield Monument. There were two mills nearby on the White Cart, a meal mill and a paper mill which dated back to the 17th century. In the early 19th century most of the inhabitants of the village were weavers although they also cultivated fruits and flowers. The area South of the village, on what is now Mansionhouse Road, was a popular location for villas in the mid 19th century and included houses designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson and Rawcliffe, a villa which was built in Scottish Baronial style, it was later used as a convent and has recently been converted to flats. The area to the West of the village at this time consisted of the Camphill Estate and Langside Estate during which time a number of the roads in the area such as Tantallon Road and Camphill Avenue were laid out. The Camphill Estate was bought by the Glasgow Corporation in 1893 and now forms the basis of Queen's Park.

In the late 19th century as Glasgow expanded South during the rapid growth of the industrialisation in the city the area was built up with tenements, the area became part of the City of Glasgow in 1891 with the last of the original weaver's cottages being demolished in 1905. The area was served by trams from 1901 with the terminus being at the Victoria Infirmary in what is now the Battlefield Rest. The Langside Library opened in 1915 and was the last library in Glasgow to be built from funds from Andrew Carnegie. [3]

In 2016, a group of local people launched Langside Community Heritage, to promote the history and heritage of the area. A number of events have already taken place and, in conjunction with other community groups, a commemoration of the Battle of Langside took place over the weekend of 12/13 May 2018, the 450th anniversary.

Today, Langside incorporates various distinct estates, including the 12-acre Mansionhouse Gardens estate with its protected woodland, and the 2011 Rawcliffe development directly across Mansionhouse Road. House prices are typically higher here than in neighboring boroughs like Shawlands or Battlefield to the west and east respectively, while Langside is also bordered by Queens Park to the north, and the Cathcart Circle train line to the south.

Governance

Langside is part of the Glasgow South and Glasgow Cathcart constituencies in the UK and Scottish Parliaments respectively and is currently represented in Westminster by Stewart McDonald and in Holyrood by James Dornan.

Langside gives its name to Ward 7 of the Glasgow City Council area which also include the areas of Battlefield, King's Park and Mount Florida. [4]

CouncillorParty
Susan Aitken SNP
Anna RichardsonSNP
Tanya WiselyGreen
Archie GrahamScottish Labour Party

Transport

Langside is served by a railway station offering regular commuter services to Glasgow Central Station (high level) on the Cathcart Circle.

Leisure

The area currently has many popular restaurants including Battlefield Rest, Tinto tapas bar and The Ivory hotel, and is serviced by bars such as the Church on the Hill.

Related Research Articles

Cathcart Human settlement in Scotland

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Pollokshields Human settlement in Scotland

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Shawlands Human settlement in Scotland

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Anderston Human settlement in Scotland

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Strathbungo Human settlement in Scotland

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Queens Park, Glasgow

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Mount Florida Human settlement in Scotland

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Crossmyloof Human settlement in Scotland

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Battlefield, Glasgow District in the Scottish city of Glasgow

Battlefield is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde. The area takes its name from the Battle of Langside of 1568 in which Mary, Queen of Scots' army was defeated by forces acting in the name of her infant son, James VI. A highly decorative monument, designed by Alexander Skirving in 1887, now stands adjacent to Queen's Park commemorating the 320th anniversary of her defeat.

Newlands, Glasgow Human settlement in Scotland

Newlands is a suburb in the south side of Glasgow, Scotland. The area is mainly residential in character. Shawlands and Langside lie to the north of the district, Pollokshaws and Auldhouse to the west, Giffnock to the south, and Merrylee and Cathcart to the east.

Kings Park railway station Railway station in Glasgow, Scotland

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Kings Park, Glasgow Human settlement in Scotland

King's Park is a district in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated south of the River Clyde and borders the Glasgow areas of Croftfoot, Cathcart, Simshill, Mount Florida and Toryglen and the neighbourhood of Bankhead in the adjoining town of Rutherglen.

The Cathcart District Railway was proposed to serve the arising demand for suburban residential travel on the south side of Glasgow, Scotland. It was planned as a loop running to and from Glasgow Central station, but at first only the eastern arm, to Cathcart via Queens Park, was built, opening in 1886. The western arm was opened in 1894 and trains operated round the loop. A frequent passenger train service was operated, and there was also a limited goods and mineral operation.

Cathcart Castle Castle in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

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Auldhouse, Glasgow Human settlement in Scotland

Auldhouse is an area of the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde along the banks of the Auldhouse Burn, a tributary of the White Cart Water.

Langside (ward) Human settlement in Scotland

Langside is one of the 23 wards of Glasgow City Council. On its creation in 2007 and in 2012 it returned three council members, using the single transferable vote system. For the 2017 Glasgow City Council election, the boundaries were changed, the ward increased in size and returned four members.

Queen's Park Secondary School was a secondary school in Glasgow, Scotland.

References

  1. http://statistics.gov.scot/data/land-area-2011-data-zone-based - 2011 Intermediate Zone (Langside)
  2. http://statistics.gov.scot/data/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries - 2011 Intermediate Zone (Langside)
  3. "Langside Heritage Trail". Glasgow City Council . Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  4. "Glasgow City Council Ward 7 - Langside" . Retrieved 8 March 2013.