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Newlands
St Bride

St. Bride's Road
Newlands is located in Glasgow council area
Newlands
Newlands
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS570604
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG43
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°48′56″N 4°17′01″W / 55.8156°N 4.2837°W / 55.8156; -4.2837Coordinates: 55°48′56″N 4°17′01″W / 55.8156°N 4.2837°W / 55.8156; -4.2837

Newlands is an affuent suburb in the south side of Glasgow, Scotland. The area is mainly residential in character. Shawlands and Langside lie to the north of the district (the White Cart Water forming the boundary), Pollokshaws and Auldhouse to the west, Giffnock (East Renfrewshire) to the south, and Merrylee and Cathcart to the east.

Features

It has many traditional shops which include The Newlands Cafe. The largest retail facility in the district is a Morrisons supermarket (originally a Safeway). There was previously a Glasgow Corporation Tramways depot on the site from the 1910s, later converted for Strathclyde Buses from the 1960s until the 1980s.[1][2][3][4]

St. Margaret's Church
St. Margaret's Church

Newlands has several churches,[1] a bowling club,[5][6] a tennis club[7] and a park which has tennis courts.[1] The Newlands fete is held annually and takes place within Newlands Park.

Notable residents include Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue.

History

The district originated as farmland in Cathcart Parish (on the opposite side of the White Cart Water from Pollokshaws, which was in Eastwood Parish). The working farm buildings such as the stables, byre and dairy were situated at the "Mains of Newlands".[1] The area was incorporated into the city of Glasgow officially in 1912.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Gerald Blaikie. "Newlands, Glasgow: Illustrated Guide". Scotcities.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ Glasgow, Newlandsfield Road, Newlands Tram Depot, Canmore
  3. ^ Newlands Daimlers on Service 48, Glasgow Transport 1871-1973
  4. ^ Newlands memorial (Museum of Transport), The Glasgow Story
  5. ^ Mosaic Architecture + Design, 23 January 2018
  6. ^ Glasgow, 29 Langside Drive, Newlands Bowling Club, Pavilion, Canmore
  7. ^ Our Club, Newlands Tennis Club
  8. ^ Ask the Archivist - annexed burghs, Family History at The Mitchell, 2020