Camlachie  Lanarkshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Camlachie like this:

Camlachie, a suburban town and a burn of NW Lanarkshire. An eastern suburb of Glasgow, the town is in Parkhead quoad sacra and Barony civil parish; stands chiefly along the N road from Glasgow to Hamilton, from a point about 1¼ mile E of Glasgow Cross; and forms a link between the extreme E of Glasgow proper and the suburb of Parkhead. ...

It consists of a main street and a number of lateral streets; presents a dingy disagreeable appearance; is inhabited principally by manufacturing operatives; and contains some factories, a distillery, Parkhead quoad sacra parish church, a Free church, and the Glasgow Eastern Necropolis. The burn rises in the vicinity of Gartcraig; runs in a south-easterly direction, past the W end of the suburb; has there a foul stream; forms, for some distance, the boundary between Barony parish and Glasgow royalty; and, after a total course of about 3½ miles, falls into the Clyde.

The location is that shown for Camlachie on modern 1:25,000 maps.

Camlachie through time

Camlachie is now part of Glasgow district. Click here for graphs and data of how Glasgow has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Camlachie itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Camlachie, in Glasgow and Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th October 2021

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