Woodlands
Woodlands is located in Glasgow council area
Woodlands
Woodlands
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS576666
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG3
G4
Dialling code0141
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FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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Glasgow
55°52′17″N 4°16′39″W / 55.8715°N 4.2774°W / 55.8715; -4.2774

Woodlands is an area of Glasgow, Scotland. Situated on the north-west edge of the city centre, Woodlands is located within Glasgow's fashionable West End, east of Hillhead, south of Woodside, north of the Park District and Kelvingrove Park, and west of Charing Cross and Garnethill.

Woodlands has a substantial population of residents of Pakistani and Indian heritage, as well as a large number of students. The area is in the vicinity of the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art. The housing stock mostly consists of 19th century terraces, townhouses, and blonde and red sandstone tenement housing, with modern redevelopment which is also predominantly in the tenement style.[1]

History

Woodlands Drive, a typical street in Woodlands

The area of flat land on the east bank of the River Kelvin was used as an industrial area. From at least the early 1600s, the site was the location of a watermill which processed grain. In 1790, William Gillespie constructed Glasgow's first and only water driven cotton mill, with bleach and print fields also located in the vicinity. As part of the Blythswood Estate, Woodlands was officially incorporated into the city of Glasgow in 1830.[2]

In 2021, Woodlands was the location of the Murder of Esther Brown.[3]

Points of interest

Lobey Dosser
Marion Gilchrist's home at 49 West Princes Street. 113 years later pensioner Esther Brown was murdered in the same terrace.[4]

Woodlands is home to the Arlington Baths Club. The club is located on Arlington Street. Burnbank Park, which was situated on what is now Barrington Drive, was the home of the Caledonian Cricket Club, and was the home ground of Rangers F.C. from September 1875 to March 1876.[5][6]

49 West Princes Street was the home of Marion Gilchrist, the victim in the famous Oscar Slater case.[7]

There is a statue erected in the memory of Bud Neill on the corner of Woodlands Road and Woodlands Gate.[citation needed]

Public transport

Public transport includes Kelvinbridge and St George's Cross Subway stations, located respectively at the western and eastern extremes of the district, as well as numerous bus routes along Great Western and Woodlands Roads.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Woodlands conservation area appraisal 2014.
  2. ^ Ask the Archivist - annexed burghs, Family History at The Mitchell, 2020
  3. ^ Hay, Katharine (15 October 2021). "Man admits raping and murdering pensioner Esther Brown in Glasgow". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  4. ^ Feerick, Kirsty (16 October 2021). "Tragic Esther Brown's rape and murder proves 'failure of Scots justice system'". Daily Record. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  5. ^ Burnbank, The Founders Trail
  6. ^ Looking back at Glasgow’s long lost football grounds, Glasgow Live, 24 August 2019
  7. ^ The Times, The Case Of Oscar Slater. Sir Herbert Stephen And The Evidence, 19 September 1912.
Glasgow West End: Woodlands (archive link, was dead)
Woodlands conservation area appraisal