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Drumlins

Postby Guacho » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:53 pm

There are 180 drumlins in Glasgow the presence of
which is reflected in the suffix 'hill' which appears in many Glasgow place names. Most of
Glasgow's drumlins lie to the west of the city centre and the most prominent include
Garngad Hill (252ft), Partick Hill (179ft), Garnethill (176ft), Hillhead (157ft), Woodlands
Hill (153ft) and Blythswood Hill (135ft). One singularity of the City's layout is the
imposition of a strict gridiron configuration over the top of these eminencies.

from http://appserver.glasgow.gov.uk/webapps/eps/Glasgow.PDF

Didn't think there were so many. Could add Gilmorehill, Camphill, Jordanhill. Any others?
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Re: Drumlins

Postby helpmaboab » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:26 pm

There was a good programme by Tony Robinson on Channel 4, Birth of Britain, recently that covered that. They pointed some of them out from top of Glkasgow Uni tower. I didn't realise there were so many in Glasgow myself.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/birth-of-britain/4od#3157025
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Re: Drumlins

Postby RDR » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:33 pm

Nitshill?
Maryhill?
Priesthill?
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Re: Drumlins

Postby the researcher » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:40 pm

isnt there also a clobberhill road as well as a cousin of my dad's stayed there cant remember the house number though
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Re: Drumlins

Postby RDR » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:38 pm

Prospecthill?
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Grahame » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:45 am

Cloberhill (Road)
Archerhill (Road)
Cowdenhill (Road)
Scoutstounhill
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:23 am

RDR wrote:Nitshill?
Maryhill?
Priesthill?



I think Maryhill is named after a certain Mary Hill whose husband insisted the area be named after her - they were local landed gentry, fallen on hard times and benefited from the Industrial age and the advent of the Canal, which cut through their property. They retained an acre of land and this is in Summerston aptly named Acre....

All these wee hills - am going to lie down now too many to climb.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby RDR » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:18 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:
RDR wrote:Nitshill?
Maryhill?
Priesthill?



I think Maryhill is named after a certain Mary Hill whose husband insisted the area be named after her - they were local landed gentry, fallen on hard times and benefited from the Industrial age and the advent of the Canal, which cut through their property. They retained an acre of land and this is in Summerston aptly named Acre....

All these wee hills - am going to lie down now too many to climb.


I wonder if that's the same Mary, that Jags fans have a wee song about?
I think she had fallen on hard times ::):
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Re: Drumlins

Postby RDR » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:23 pm

Some more I've just thought of. ( I must find better things to do when having a day off work!);
Crosshill?
Garnethill?
While I'm at it.......why is Mount Forida called that and not Florida Hill? Or Mount Vernon for that matter as well?
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Re: Drumlins

Postby scaryman2u » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:18 pm

Corkerhill.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby viceroy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:31 pm

Not all drumlins have the suffix "hill", in fact some of them don't even have individual names at all. The Mosspark housing scheme is built on and around a drumlin and there is one running right through the middle of Bellahouston Park. They all seem to have a characteristic shape, created by the retreating glacier, with a gentle slope at one end and a fairly sharp descent at the other.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Sandpiper » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Dundashill.........used to work there!!
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Re: Drumlins

Postby banjo » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:25 pm

dalmuir golf course is built on a drumlin.perhaps drumry drumchapel could be added to the list.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby mjw » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:32 am

What about the Necropolis?
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Icecube » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:17 pm

RDR wrote:Some more I've just thought of. ( I must find better things to do when having a day off work!);
Crosshill?
Garnethill?
While I'm at it.......why is Mount Forida called that and not Florida Hill? Or Mount Vernon for that matter as well?


There is no mount or even a hill in Mount Vernon, the first part of the name is purely decorative, only the second part refers to anything.
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