Glasgow Green :: Shared Description

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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NS6064 : Route of the Camlachie Burn by Stephen Craven
NS6064 : Glasgow Green Sculpture Garden, James Watt Statue by David Dixon
NS5964 : Nelson's Column, Glasgow Green by David Dixon
NS6064 : Oor Wullie outside the People's Palace by Stephen Craven
NS6063 : Approaching Polmadie Bridge by DS Pugh
NS5964 : Glasgow Green, Hugh Macdonald Fountain by David Dixon
NS5964 : Glasgow Green, McLennan Arch by David Dixon
NS5964 : St Andrew's Suspension Bridge - Glasgow Green end by Stephen Craven
NS5964 : Blossom on Saltmarket by DS Pugh
NS5964 : Glasgow Green -  fountain and arch by Stephen Craven
NS5964 : McLennan's Arch, Glasgow Green by Rossographer
NS6063 : The Commonwealth Compass - north (Scots Pine) by Stephen Craven
NS6063 : The Commonwealth Compass, Glasgow Green by Stephen Craven
NS6064 : The Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green by Stephen Craven
NS5964 : Glasgow Green - light and shade by Stephen Craven
NS6064 : Winter Gardens, with cafe, and art for sale by David Hawgood
NS5964 : Glasgow Green - cycle counter by Stephen Craven
NS5964 : Cyclist and daffodils by DS Pugh
NS5964 : Nelson's Column, Glasgow by Rossographer
NS6064 : Inside The Winter Gardens, Glasgow by Rossographer
NS6064 : Glasgow Green Children's Play Village by David Dixon
NS6064 : Wood carving on Glasgow Green by Stephen Craven
NS5964 : Glasgow Green -  path maze by Stephen Craven
NS5964 : Glasgow Green -  International Workers Memorial by Stephen Craven
NS6063 : University boathouse, Glasgow Green by Stephen Craven

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Created: Thu, 26 Aug 2010, Updated: Thu, 26 Aug 2010

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