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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


Tramcar at Langside Monument

Tramcar at Langside Monument


View of cottages at Langside village with Queens Park in the background

View of cottages at Langside village with Queens Park in the background


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


Langside Road entrance to the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

Langside Road entrance to the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow


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

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


Collection of domes at Battlefield Rest and Victoria Infirmary

Collection of domes at Battlefield Rest and Victoria Infirmary

Battlefield Rest was designed as Glasgow's grandest tram shelter by Frank Burnet & Boston around the time of the start of the Great War in 1914.


Lamp and Glasgow coat of arms at Battlefield Rest

Lamp and Glasgow coat of arms at Battlefield Rest


Flagpoles at Battlefield Rest

Flagpoles at Battlefield Rest


1950's scene at Battlefield Rest

1950's scene at Battlefield Rest


Old photograph of Queen's Park School and Battlefield Rest

Old photograph of Queen's Park School and Battlefield Rest


No.5 tramcar passing Queen's Park School

No.5 tramcar passing Queen's Park School on way to Holmlea Road terminus


Langside Hill Church designed by Alexander Skirving, 1896, now a bar/ restaurant

Langside Hill Church designed by Alexander Skirving, 1896, now a bar/ restaurant


Circular feature at Langside Hill Church

Circular feature at Langside Hill Church


Edwardian view of Langside Hill Church and monument

Edwardian view of Langside Hill Church and monument


Glimpse of Queen's Park Glasshouse

Glimpse of Queen's Park Glasshouse


This early 1950's scene of Battlefield Road shows a No. 5 bus from Croftfoot to St. Enoch Square and a No.12 tram from Mount Florida, en route to Paisley Road Toll, via Shields Road.

No. 5 bus & No. 12 tram at Battlefield Road

No. 5 bus & No. 12 tram at Battlefield Road


Queen's Park Synagogue, Lochleven Road, designed by Ninian Macwhannell, 1927

Queen's Park Synagogue, Lochleven Road, designed by Ninian Macwhannell, 1927


View of Queen's Park Synagogue through the gate

View of Queen's Park Synagogue through the gate


Battlefield Church, opened 1909

Langside Parish Church, originally Battlefield Established Church, designed by H.E. Clifford, 1909 - demolished 1995


Battlefield Church, opened 1909

Extract from Glasgow Herald. 17th May 1909, regarding opening of Battlefield Church the previous day


Photograph of Queen's Park from 1909

Photograph of Queen's Park from 1909


Photograph of Queen's Park gates, 1904

Photograph of Queen's Park gates, 1904


There were two grand mansion houses in the district, Langside House and Camphill House, the latter being the only one to survive demolition.

Langside House was designed by the eminent architect Robert Adam in 1777 and was situated on a hilltop, giving magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. In 1953 it was converted for use as a preparatory school for St Aloysius College by Gillespie Kidd and Coia, but was demolished before the end of the decade.

Langside House, designed by Robert Adam, 1777

Langside House, designed by Robert Adam, 1777


Camphill House, within Queen's Park

Camphill House, Queen's Park, designed by David Hamilton c.1800


Portico at Camphill House

Portico at Camphill House


Victorian sketch of Camphill House

Victorian sketch of Camphill House


View of Camphill House from Queen's Park

Old painting showing view of Camphill House from Queen's Park


Langside Halls in dappled sunshine

Langside Halls designed by John Gibson as National Bank, Queen Street, 1847

This building was moved from the city centre to its present site and converted from a bank into public halls by the City Surveyor and Engineer, Alexander B. McDonald in 1903.


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


Sculpture on top of Langside Halls

Sculpture on top of Langside Halls


St. Helen's Church RC Church, Langside Avenue

St. Helen's RC Church, Langside Avenue, designed by John B. Wilson as Langside Road UP Church, 1897


Langside Library, Glasgow's final Carnegie library, designed by George Simpson, 1915

Langside Library, Glasgow's final Carnegie library, designed by George Simpson, 1915


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


Church on the Hill, Langside

Gorbals
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Pollokshields, Garden Suburb
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Govan
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Strathbungo & Crossmyloof
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Mount Florida
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Pollok Park & the Burrell
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Langside and Battlefield
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White Cart Walk, Pollok Park
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King's Park
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Rivers: Brock, Levern & Cart
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Castlemilk
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Pollokshaws & Auldhouse
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Queen's Park Churches
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Shawlands & Pollokshaws Churches
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Muirend to Cathcart
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Old Cathcart
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Newlands
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White Cart Walk, Linn Park
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 Cathcart Circle - A Railway Tour
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 East Renfrewshire - Southern Suburbs
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