A Street Under Argyle Street

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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby mrsam » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:25 am

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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby johnamato » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:22 pm

This my first time on the forum and i've been reading through about argyle st hidden streets there was a village i belive called grahamston hill and it was demolished for extentions to the central station and there is still shop front that you can see way down below the station.and when you are down in the cellars of some of the shops you can smell the dampness after a heavy rainfall and some of the shops flood at times due to rise in the in the celtic shop cellar there are parts of the wall bricked up that looks like a old door way under the street regards debenhams,hmv there is three floors below street level as i have been down there delivering
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby rabmania » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:28 pm

Is it Groundhog Day again? Dex, point the 'search' taser, and fire!
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Thanks John for summarising the many myths surrounding what's underneath Central Station.
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby rabmania » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:30 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Thanks John for summarising the many myths surrounding what's underneath Central Station.


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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Bridie » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:11 am

An explanation I heard recently from someone who would have been in the construction line many years ago said that due to the lie of the land down to the Clyde that when the Central Stn was built they had to build it high (my words not his - he got a bit techy on me) and so the old street is underneath and accessed by an entrance in Jamaica Street (there is another) around where the taxi entrance is
- now don't all shout at me if this is common knowledge :roll:
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby beneld » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:29 pm

Bridie wrote:" due to the lie of the land down to the Clyde that when the Central Stn was built they had to build it high


Is this the reason the the bit of St Vincent Lane that meets Hope St is such a steep slope . It just seems out of place with the surrounding streets and lanes ?:
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:41 pm

Certainly where the old street was will be underneath the station...

I imagine the height of the station was largely dictated by the level of the pre-existing line from the south, come to think of it.
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Bridie » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:46 pm

beneld wrote:
Bridie wrote:" due to the lie of the land down to the Clyde that when the Central Stn was built they had to build it high


Is this the reason the the bit of St Vincent Lane that meets Hope St is such a steep slope . It just seems out of place with the surrounding streets and lanes ?:

According to my source the land around the Central Stn area would have been almost on a level with the Clyde don't ask me how far wide this would have been as I didn't go into that much detail but I can get more info. I said to him that I thought it was a myth and he said it wasn't.
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby oddjobby » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:51 am

Bridie, I have heard that before, about that section of the city centre having been 'built up' due to how low the land was with the clyde :D
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Bridie » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:24 am

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=747&start=45

the ninth picture down on that page ??
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Bridie » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:25 am

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=747&start=45

the ninth picture down on that page ??
what is an undercroft?
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby scaryman2u » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:29 am

Bridie wrote:http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=747&start=45

the ninth picture down on that page ??
what is an undercroft?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undercroft
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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby mrbongo » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:42 am

Come on Fossil, if you come up with those pictures after my inevitable fatal heart attack / stroke - I'll be really annoyed!

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Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

Postby Mori » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Fossil wrote:
Your all looking in the wrong st.
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