Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:03 pm

Hyndland:
Edgehill Road.
Edgehill Lane.
Nasbye Avenue.
Naseby Lane.
Churchhill Drive.
Malborough Avenue.
Malborough Lane.
Beresford Avenue.
Dudley Drive.
Dudley Lane.
Randolph Road.
Randoph Lane.

West End:
Havelock Street.
Hotspur Street.
Chelmsford Drive.
Kirklee Road.
Wyndham Terrace.
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Toaster » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:13 pm

floweredpig wrote:Hotspur Street ,Mount Stuart Street ,Battlefield Place

Where's Battlefield Place? Presumably you mean Battle Place - the roundabout where the monument stands. There's also Battlefield Road, Gardens, and Avenue.

A lot of the street names surrounding Queens Park have a connection of some sort to the Battle of Langside.
  • Moray Place and Regent Park Square, named for Regent Moray obviously
  • Grange Road, named for William Kirkaldy of Grange, Moray's 2nd-in-command
  • Dundrennan Road, named for the Abbey in Galloway that Mary fled to after the battle
  • Lochleven Road, named for the castle Mary was imprisoned in following her forced abdication
  • If you assume Queens Park itself is named as much for Mary as for the one who opened it (Victoria), then Queen's Drive and Queen Square (no apostrophe-s, oddly) probably count as well.
  • Queen Mary Avenue might be related to the Battle of Langside, but given that it's next to Albert Road, probably more likely to be Victoria's daughter-in-law?
I think there are a few others: I read once that some streets in Battlefield/Langside are named for nobles involved in the battle - if memory serves, that applies to Arundel Drive and Carmichael Place, but can't cite evidence.
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:38 pm

Raglan St. :wink:
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