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Gilshochill (/ˈɡɪlʃiˌhɪl/ GIL-shee-hil; Scots: Gilshochull[1]) is located to the north west of Maryhill in the City of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the district of which the location of the Forth and Clyde Canal meets the Port Dundas branch of the canal. It is immediately to the north of the location of the Maryhill basin and Maryhill lock. Gilshochill is an elevated residential area. Its highest point sits about 150 metres above sea level. Gilshochill is spread over the area around Sandbank Street, bordering areas of Cadder and Summerston. Several thousand people[citation needed] live in Gilshochill and it falls under the G20 area postal code. Gilshochill railway station is in the area.

Gilshochill is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
Population5,000 (August 2007 estimate)
OS grid referenceNS5748469360
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGlasgow
Postcode districtG20
Dialling code0141
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°53′46″N 4°16′51″W / 55.8962°N 4.28072°W / 55.8962; -4.28072Coordinates: 55°53′46″N 4°16′51″W / 55.8962°N 4.28072°W / 55.8962; -4.28072

Gilshochill comprises semi-detached style private owned homes set in private housing estates overlooking the city of Glasgow, some Victorian, 18th and 17th century buildings. Several towers such as the 20 storey high rise tower blocks at Glenavon road and some tenement dwellings.

Gilshochill is set in one of the oldest areas in Maryhill, one of the oldest churches in the area is found here dating from the late 17th century. Some houses built around the same time can also be found there.

There are also a very large number of council dwellings in this area. Some are scheduled for demolition in the future.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) List of railway station names

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