Garthamlock
Bend in Tillycairn Road - geograph.org.uk - 1262025.jpg

Tillycairn Road (2009)
Garthamlock is located in Glasgow council area
Garthamlock
Garthamlock
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS659664
Council area
Lieutenancy area
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG33 5
Dialling code0141
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55°52′19″N 4°08′41″W / 55.872047°N 4.144767°W / 55.872047; -4.144767Coordinates: 55°52′19″N 4°08′41″W / 55.872047°N 4.144767°W / 55.872047; -4.144767

Garthamlock is a suburb in the north-east of the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde. Provanhall is the nearest neighbourhood to the east; Craigend is directly to the west with Hogganfield Park and Ruchazie beyond. Garthamlock is separated from Cranhill and Queenslie to the south by the M8 motorway[1] (Junction 11 of which directly serves the area). An area of open ground (Cardowan Moss nature reserve) is to the north. The local landmarks are two water towers, which are illuminated at night.[2]

Garthamlock was developed from 1954 onwards as part of the 'Greater Easterhouse' rehousing scheme after the city bought the estate of Garthamlock House;[3] the house was demolished in 1955 to make way for a new secondary school (which itself closed in the 1990s).[4] After many of the original tenements were demolished from the 1980s onwards,[5] the area is now a mix of local authority housing and private stock, particularly following the construction of a major private development (The Beeches) by Persimmon Homes in the 2010s.[6]

Craigend and Garthamlock water towers
Craigend and Garthamlock water towers

The Glasgow Fort shopping centre[7] was built to the east of Garthamlock, partly on a disused quarry and partly on the grounds of Provan Hall House and Park (Easterhouse).

In 2016, Glasgow City Council outlined masterplans for the development of the Greater Easterhouse area (including Garthamlock) over the next 20 years.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ M8, Monklands Motorway, Garthamlock, Coxton Place Footbridge Frame 10: Oblique view of footbridge from SSE, Canmore
  2. ^ Glasgow, Craigend, Waterworks, Garthamlock Water Tower, Canmore
  3. ^ "Garthamlock House (Glasgow City Archives, Department of Architectural and Civic Design, 1955)". The Glasgow Story. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  4. ^ Glasgow leads first wave of closures, TES (magazine), 5 April 1996
  5. ^ Glasgow, Bavelaw Street, Garthamlock Scheme, Canmore
  6. ^ https://www.persimmonhomes.com/the-beeches-2061 The Beeches], Persimmon Homes
  7. ^ Glasgow, Glasgow Fort, Canmore
  8. ^ "Easterhouse the latest Glasgow district to be transformed". The Scotsman. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Council report outlines exciting vision of the future transformation of Easterhouse". Glasgow City Council. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.