Coordinates: 55°51′13″N 4°16′22″W / 55.853664°N 4.272718°W / 55.853664; -4.272718

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

Kingston is an area of 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.

Geography

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. Still further east is the smaller district of Tradeston, which adjoins Kingston on its boundary at West Street.

Notable Kingston buildings

Transport

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.

Recreation

Location of Springfield Quay, also showing the Kingston Bridge
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.

References

  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. ^ "Glasgow's Scotland Street School: Beautiful building but barbaric memories". BBC. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  6. ^ "architectureglasgow.co.uk". www.architectureglasgow.co.uk. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  7. ^ "TheGlasgowStory: Kingston Library". www.theglasgowstory.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Glasgow, 95 Morrison Street, Scottish Co-op Wholesale Society Building | Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

Further reading

Media related to Kingston, Glasgow at Wikimedia Commons