Ibrox
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Ibrox Street
Ibrox is located in Glasgow council area
Ibrox
Ibrox
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS556645
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG51
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°51′07″N 4°18′30″W / 55.852013°N 4.308225°W / 55.852013; -4.308225Coordinates: 55°51′07″N 4°18′30″W / 55.852013°N 4.308225°W / 55.852013; -4.308225

Ibrox (/ˈbrɒks/) is a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated south of the River Clyde and is part of the former burgh of Govan.[1] The origin of the name Ibrox is unclear. It is often said to come from the Gaelic àth bruic, meaning "badger ford", but this is unconfirmed.[2][3]

It is within walking distance of the Pacific Quay Media Park, housing BBC Scotland, STV and other production companies along with the Glasgow Science Centre. The opening of the Clyde Arc provides a road connection to the other side of the River Clyde. Ibrox is served by Ibrox subway station of the Glasgow Subway system.[4]

The home of football club Rangers F.C. is located at Ibrox Stadium.[5]

Ibrox Primary School is a primary school located on Edmiston Drive, the main road through Ibrox, directly across from Ibrox Stadium. The building was designed by Bruce and Hay and was opened in 1906. The school was originally known as Ibrox Board School, was built for the Govan Parish School Board.[6]

Ibrox is home to an original artwork by South African artist Faith47. Located on Copland Road opposite the entrance to Fairley Street, the piece was completed during the preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[7]

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References

  1. ^ "2nd Edition Ordnance Survey". 1893–94. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland". 22 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Glasgow's Gaelic Underground". 22 November 2021.
  4. ^ "SPT complete £1.7m revamp of Ibrox subway station". BBC News. 24 January 2014.
  5. ^ "The on-field history of Rangers Football Club 1873-2012". BBC News. 14 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Ibrox Board School". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  7. ^ "Faith47". Recoat. Retrieved 4 September 2022.