NS5570 : Path through Acre

taken 13 years ago, near to Temple, Glasgow, Great Britain

Path through Acre
Path through Acre
Like the rest of Maryhill, the area that is now called Acre lies in what was originally the northern part of the old Gairbraid estate. Through his wife (the eponymous Mary Hill), Robert Graham came to acquire these lands; after a failed attempt to make money in the coal industry, he sold off some of his wife's lands, but "the part of Maryhill known as Acre was once the acre of ground which Graham held back from a sale in order to 'big colliers' houses'" [quotation from the book "Villages of Glasgow – North of the Clyde" by Aileen Smart; see that work for more on all of the above; note that in the quotation, "to big" means "to build/erect"].

For a wider view of this area, see NS5570 : Acre Road flats.
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Friday, 3 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5596 7026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.2298N 4:18.3326W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5597 7018
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