Schiehallion wrote:Then there are the lesser mentioned ones such as Victoria Cross in Victoria Road and St Andrew's Cross which is Eglinton Toll.
red_kola wrote:Schiehallion wrote:Then there are the lesser mentioned ones such as Victoria Cross in Victoria Road and St Andrew's Cross which is Eglinton Toll.
I always figured that St. Andrews Cross was so-called because of the shape of the junction. It is like a saltire, not a 'traditional' cross. That said, I have only ever seen it called St. Andrews Cross on street maps. Everyone I know calls it Eglinton Toll.
(* Edit: Don't close parenthesis after "M8" )
ant wrote:I've never noticed the lettering on this building. "Is St Andrews X still on it?"
The reason given why this cross is so named does sound plausible, but what about the other crosses: Why are they so named. I did think it had something to do with each district in the past being separate villages with their own individual X, but that doesn't explain why Maryhill used to have a burgh hall but no X.
ant wrote:Where was Maryhill X? I have never heard of this before.
Ronnie wrote:Don't forget Victoria Cross on Byres Road, and the one nearby where Gardner Street and Muirpark Street intersect, both inscribed on the buildings. Neither of these involved two arterial roads crossing, or the locations of markets.
Ronnie wrote:Apollo: not sure about crosses being "awarded".
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