Queen St Station Quarry

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Queen St Station Quarry

Postby Seamey » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:50 am

My history lecture stated that the space where Queen Street station is was once a quarry - yes I know another one. The shape does look plausible - anyone know any details?
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:10 am

Yup, that agrees with what I read about the origins of Queen Street station. Unfortunately the book I read it in is at home and I'm at work. I'll dig it out and post details later.
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:07 pm

What a twat. I got home only to find that the book in question was in the office all along. Gollocks. :x :oops:
Sorry about being such a fanny. I did find the following in the history of Glasgow's Railways:

"Queen Street station was a pitifully cramped affair cowering in an old sandstone quarry below Dundas Street."
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Postby dazza » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:34 pm

There were three major quarries in the Queen Street station area: Cracklinghouse, Provanside and Ewings. Cracklinghouse was in operation between the early 1700's - 1790 (approx.) whereafter it was filled in to make way for Buchanan Street. Provanside, which probably existed from medieval times, was filled in around 1840. James Ewing sold his quarried ground to Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway in 1837, which then became Queen St Station.
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Postby kokotheclown » Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:34 am

Does that mean that the low level at Queen St isnae really a tunnel?

Is the high level actually built on top like the second floor of a building?
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Postby james73 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:40 pm

kokotheclown wrote:Does that mean that the low level at Queen St isnae really a tunnel?

Is the high level actually built on top like the second floor of a building?


Thats exactly what it's like. The low level is at ground level and the high
level is built on top of it.



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Postby johnnyanglia » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:46 pm

I was told that the stone from the quarry was used to build Glasgow Cathedral
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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:44 pm

Found this sketch of the five quarries, I've not seen it before:
(You may have to shoogle up the page an inch or two)

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=F2gp ... CE0Q6AEwBQ
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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby Guacho » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:48 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Found this sketch of the three quarries, I've not seen it before:
(You may have to shoogle up the page an inch or two)

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=F2gp ... CE0Q6AEwBQ


Good find :D
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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby cell » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:50 pm

This 1832 map might be of interest, it shows the quarries and "proposed street" which threw me for a bit.
http://maps.nls.uk/towns/reform/view/?id=2592#zoom=5&lat=18972&lon=22556&layers=BT
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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby k_stewa » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been trying to find an answer to this question for ages! I was wondering what Queen Street Station was beforehand as there appears to be two doorways on North Hanover Street (see images attached). It's really interesting to discover it used to be a quarry but if anyone can shed some light as to where these doors may have lead to, I would very much appreciate it.

Many thanks,
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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby Mori » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:57 pm

Could be the Grain Store.

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also some info here on the quarry The Glasgow Story

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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby k_stewa » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:36 pm

Wow, thanks Mori! That sounds about right. Where did you get those first two images? I'm looking to use this information in a short film and would like to include them.

Thanks again,
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Re: Queen St Station Quarry

Postby Mori » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:08 pm

k_stewa wrote:Wow, thanks Mori! That sounds about right. Where did you get those first two images? I'm looking to use this information in a short film and would like to include them.

Thanks again,
Kim


Hi Kim

The map you can aquire from http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/ and the image you can get from rcahms

Hope this helps. :D
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