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Plaque at monument commemerating the Battle of Langside

Plaque at monument commemerating the Battle of Langside


Details of the Battle of Langside

Details of the Battle of Langside from Peoples History of Glasgow, 1899

The story of Queen Mary's time with her kinsfolk, the Stuarts of Castlemilk, can be seen in a dedicated page of this website.


Langside Monument, erected in 1887

Langside Monument, designed by Alexander Skirving and erected in 1887


1850's map of Langside and Queens Park before the Victoria Infirmary was built

1850's map of Langside and Queens Park before the Victoria Infirmary was built


The Victoria Infirmary was established with the proceeds of the estate of Robert Couper, who with his brother James operated the Millholm Paper Mill on the banks of the White Cart Water in Cathcart.
After Robert Couper died childless on 12th June 1883 he bequeathed the residue of his estate, around 45,000, for an infirmary and convalescent home in the district. As a condition of his will no portion of the bequest was available until the death of his widow. In December 1887, Mrs Couper generously offered the directors of the infirmary 10,000 to allow them to commence building operations. A Parliamentary Act was passed in June 1888, allowing building work to commence in July 1888.
The Victoria Infirmary, designed by Campbell Douglas & Sellars, opened on 14th February, 1890.

Portrait of Robert Couper of Millholm, Cathcart, benefactor of Victoria Infirmary

Robert Couper of Millholm, Cathcart, benefactor of Victoria Infirmary


View of the multi-storey wards of the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

View of the multi-storey wards of the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow


Langside Hill Church converted to a bar/ restaurant

Langside Hill Church converted to a bar/ restaurant


Circular feature at Langside Hill Church

Circular feature at Langside Hill Church


Glimpse of Queen's Park Glasshouse

Glimpse of Queen's Park Glasshouse


Queen's Park Synagogue, Lochleven Road

Queen's Park Synagogue, Lochleven Road


View of Queen's Park Synagogue through the gate

View of Queen's Park Synagogue through the gate


Photograph of Queen's Park from 1909

Photograph of Queen's Park from 1909


Camphill House, within Queen's Park

Camphill House, within Queen's Park


Portico at Camphill House

Portico at Camphill House


Victorian sketch of Camphill House

Victorian sketch of Camphill House


Langside Halls in dappled sunshine

Langside Halls in dappled sunshine


Statues on top of Langside Halls

Statues on top of Langside Halls


Engraving of Langside Halls

Engraving of Langside Halls when occupied by the National Bank, Queen Street


Interior of Langside Halls when used as telling room of National Bank

Interior of Langside Halls when used as telling room of the National Bank


St. Helen's Church, Langside Avenue

St. Helen's Church, Langside Avenue


Lamp and Glasgow coat of arms at Battlefield Rest

Lamp and Glasgow coat of arms at Battlefield Rest


Collection of domes at Battlefield Rest and Victoria Infirmary

Collection of domes at Battlefield Rest and Victoria Infirmary


Flagpoles at Battlefield Rest

Flagpoles at Battlefield Rest


Langside Library, Glasgow's final Carnegie library

Langside Library, Glasgow's final Carnegie library


Entrance to Langside Library

Entrance to Langside Library


Lion sitting on top of Langside Monument

Lion sitting on top of Langside Monument


Extract from The People's History of Glasgow 1899

Extract from The People's History of Glasgow , 1899



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