NS5964 : View downriver to St Andrew's Bridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

View downriver to St Andrew's Bridge
View downriver to St Andrew's Bridge
From the right bank of the Clyde in Glasgow Green.
Glasgow Green :: NS6063

Glasgow Green is a park situated in the east end of Glasgow on the north bank of the River Clyde. It is the oldest public space in the UK dating back to the 15th century.

In 1450, King James II granted the land to Bishop William Turnbull and the people of Glasgow. The Green was then an uneven swampy area composed of a number of "greens" (divided by the Camlachie Burn and Molendinar Burn), including the High and Low Greens, the Calton Green and the Gallowgate Green. The park served a number of purposes in its first few centuries; as a grazing area, an area to wash and bleach linen, an area to dry fishing nets and for activities like swimming.

Efforts were made to improve the layout of the park, notably In 1817 and 1826. The park was levelled out and drained and the burns were culverted.

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Date Taken
Friday, 28 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens 
River (from Tags)
Clyde 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5996 6400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.9286N 4:14.3028W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6008 6383
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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