Garnethill in 1894

Check out this amazing map of Garnethill in 1894…

This is the Second Edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, surveyed in 1894 and published 1896. This map was drawn just two years after the National Trust for Scotland’s Tenement House was built, on Buccleuch Street. Glasgow’s image as a Victorian city owes much to the grey, beige and reddish sandstone tenemented streets erected mostly between 1850 and 1900. Located to the north of the city centre and primarily residential, the area is part of the Glasgow Central Conservation Area and contains several listed buildings, including another tenement – Breadalbane Terrace on Hill Street – built between 1845 – 1855 by Charles Wilson.

The earlier First Edition map below, surveyed in 1854 shows how much of Buccleuch Street and West Graham Street was built between 1855 and 1894.

Find out more about Garnethill…

  • Come along to our event – How the Other Half Lives – on Thursday 19th October to listen to Catherine Provan, Property Manager at the Tenement House – talk about the history of tenements and the fascinating life of Miss Toward.
  • Try Glasgow Women’s Library’s Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk
  • Find out about Garnethill’s ‘chooky burdies’
  • Explore Garnethill Park and find out about the area’s regeneration and the mosaic mural.
  • Visit the Project Cafe, a community resource founded on good food bringing people together.

Maps reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

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