Cathcart (Scots: Kithcart, Scottish Gaelic: Coille Chart)[1] is an area of Glasgow between Battlefield, Mount Florida, King's Park, Muirend and Newlands. The White Cart Water flows through Cathcart, downstream from Linn Park. In 2014, it was rated one of the most attractive postcode areas to live in Scotland.[2]

Cathcart
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Clarkston Road, Cathcart, Glasgow
Cathcart is located in Glasgow council area
Cathcart
Cathcart
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS580608
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Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG44
Dialling code0141
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UK
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55°49′10″N 4°16′04″W / 55.8195°N 4.2679°W / 55.8195; -4.2679Coordinates: 55°49′10″N 4°16′04″W / 55.8195°N 4.2679°W / 55.8195; -4.2679

HistoryEdit

Originally part of the Burgh of Govan in Renfrewshire, most of the ancient parish was annexed by the City of Glasgow in 1912.[3] Cathcart is mainly a residential area, containing a mix of tenements, terraces and villas built from red or blonde sandstone. There are some historic buildings, including the Couper Institute (a public hall and library) and the Snuff Mill.[4] One of Alexander Thomson's most significant buildings, Holmwood House, is situated in Cathcart, close to the Glasgow city boundary.

Local industry includes ClydeUnion Pumps (previously part of Weir Group), and Scottish Power.

Cathcart is served by Cathcart railway station on the Cathcart Circle Line, as well as numerous bus routes.

Linn Park is a large recreational resource within the surrounding area. Linn Park is the 2nd largest in the city of Glasgow. The semi natural woodland, recently declared a local nature reserve has a large path network and river walk.

ChurchesEdit

Cathcart contains several churches including Cathcart Baptist church, Cathcart United Free church, Cathcart Congregational church and two Church of Scotland churches; Cathcart Old and Cathcart Trinity. The present Cathcart Old building was opened in 1929 and sits across Carmunnock Road from the earlier churchyard which contains the tower from the previous church and a graveyard. Cathcart Trinity was formed in November 2002 from the union of the vacant charges of Cathcart South and New Cathcart. Cathcart's large population of Catholics is served by Saint Gabriel's Church in Merrylee and Christ the King in King's Park. Four congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses share a Kingdom Hall in Cathcart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland Archived 22 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "UK's 'most desirable' postcodes revealed". BBC News.
  3. ^ Williamson, Elizabeth; Riches, Anne; Higgs, Malcolm (2005). The Buildings of Scotland: Glasgow. New Haven, Conn. [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press. pp. 534–536. ISBN 978-0-300-09674-3.
  4. ^ Cathcart Mill (Pollok House, 1830), The Glasgow Story

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