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Coordinates: 55°51′07″N 4°16′19″W / 55.852°N 4.272°W / 55.852; -4.272

The junction of Paisley Road and Morrison Street
The 'Angel Building' at Paisley Road Toll

Kingston is a district of south-west Glasgow, Scotland, from which the Kingston Bridge takes its name. Together with Ibrox, it forms one of the 56 neighbourhoods of Glasgow[1] defined by Glasgow City Council for operational purposes.[2] The area was assigned to Ward 54 until 2007[3][4] when it was reclassified as part of the Govan ward.

GeographyEdit

Kingston is bounded by the River Clyde to the north; the Glasgow to Paisley railway line to the south; Kinning Park (at Paisley Road Toll) to the west; and Tradeston (at West Street) to the east. The M8 motorway and the M74 extension traverse the area.

To the west of the Kingston Bridge is now a mostly commercial area, which includes the Glasgow Quay leisure complex and the Kingston Bridge Trading Estate. To the east of the bridge, several modern residential apartment developments have been constructed including: the mixed residential and commercial development within the old Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society building, on Morrison Street; the Riverside apartments, built on what was formerly the Kingston Dock; and the Wallace Apartments, situated between Morrison Street and Wallace Street.

It is home to Scotland Street School Museum, within the school building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Other notable buildings include:

  • The Kingston Halls, attributed to the architect Robert William Horn (1869-1932)[5]
  • Kingston Library, the first Carnegie funded library to be opened in the city[6]
  • Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Building - 1886-93, Bruce & Hay[7]

TransportEdit

Kingston has access to two stations on the Glasgow Subway system: Shields Road, which also serves Pollokshields; and West Street, in neighbouring Tradeston. There are also frequent bus services along Paisley Road West.

RecreationEdit

 
Location of Springfield Quay, also showing the Kingston Bridge

The Glasgow Quay area, developed on Springfield Quay, has in recent years become a major entertainment and leisure hub with bowling, casino, cinema and a variety of bars & restaurants.

Further readingEdit

  • "Between Gorbals and Govan - Scotland Street School". www.glasgowwestend.co.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glasgow City profile: neighbourhoods" (PDF). Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
  2. ^ "A detailed map of the districts within Glasgow. - a Freedom of Information request to Glasgow City Council". WhatDoTheyKnow. 19 March 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland - Glasgow City wards 1999-2007". www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The Glasgow City (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998" (PDF). www.legislation.gov.uk. 25 November 1988. p. 17.
  5. ^ "architectureglasgow.co.uk". www.architectureglasgow.co.uk. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ "TheGlasgowStory: Kingston Library". www.theglasgowstory.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Glasgow, 95 Morrison Street, Scottish Co-op Wholesale Society Building | Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kingston, Glasgow at Wikimedia Commons