Braehead B&Q Derelict Building - Shiels Farm

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Braehead B&Q Derelict Building - Shiels Farm

Postby tobester » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:33 pm

Dunno if this is the right place, but i was wondereing if anyone knew anything about the derelict building thats next to B&Q Braehead, its on the road back to govan, at the mini roundabout thats next to ikea, i noticed it today in the car with the gf.

Its closed up and has scaffolding inside it
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Postby McShad » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:29 pm

Is it not something to do with the dock right behind it?
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Postby Renfrew Ross » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:49 am

I believe the derilict building is something to do with the docks, however, it must be pretty close to where the railway line used to run down to Renfrew.
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yes ! wot is that bldg?

Postby scottishyank » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:01 pm

hello ! this is my first post and thank you for accepting me.

Yes that is my question too ! does any one know wot that bldg is ..i work near to that and its driving us all mad trying to find out the history of this bldg. i have emailed several people on this .. I found out that breahead owes it and they call it the butterfly house, but no-one knows it by that or no searchs come up on that . i am going to have to go to the mitchell library i GUESS.. if no one here ..knows any thing about it ... thanks..............
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Postby Fossil » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:37 pm

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Postby ramor69 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:20 pm

This was spotted by nodrog -
http://tinyurl.com/y9nt6c

As the article was dated 1989, you can see it has
decayed a bit since then.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:34 pm

Hi Tobester & scottishyank,

This was from an earlier off forum discussion a while back about Shiels Farm. 8)

glasgowken wrote:Was this a working farm ?
It must be the most unusual location for a farm in the UK 8O

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Pgcc93 wrote:The house in question is the one above the farm buildings in the trees. It's got scaffolding and wooden hoarding surrounding it today.

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Modern Fossil wrote:
and here it is
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yoker brian wrote:Foss - sorry its a bit rushed - the 1864 map is a bit poor to use and line up properly. So here's one using a 1915 map.

The building that is at Braehead is marked Shiels. - possibly the name of the farm. Braehead farm is at the extreame left of the picture.

This is before KG5 docks were built, and the river was widened.

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Postby Jazza » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:37 pm

Off topic a wee bit, but can anyone think of another company that could fll the empty B&Q at breahead. I think that will be empty for a good while...
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Postby skintobalinto » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:55 pm

BigCraig wrote:Off topic a wee bit, but can anyone think of another company that could fll the empty B&Q at breahead. I think that will be empty for a good while...


I read somewhere, maybe on this site that Costco are looking at it.
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Postby scottishyank » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:09 pm

you all are GREAT!! thanks for all of your hard work! now does anyone know the history of the family?

Thanks for all the info!!
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Postby AlanM » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:50 pm

scottishyank wrote:you all are GREAT!! thanks for all of your hard work! now does anyone know the history of the family?

Thanks for all the info!!


the aerial shots were taken in the 60's and there wasn't much else on King's Inch Rd at the time so it wouldn't take a great deal to get started.

Old telephone directories / voters' rolls etc. are available to view in the Mitchell. The farm's books may also be archived somewhere if it was run as a ltd company.

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Postby McShad » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:13 am

AlanM wrote:
Old telephone directories / voters' rolls etc. are available to view in the Mitchell. The farm's books may also be archived somewhere if it was run as a ltd company.

Alan


Would the voters role for Kings Inch road be kept at the Mitchell? Isnt it Renfrewshire? I know that Braehead is governed by Renfrewshire council but only after both councils had a handbag fight about it
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Postby AlanM » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:21 pm

McShad wrote:
AlanM wrote:
Old telephone directories / voters' rolls etc. are available to view in the Mitchell. The farm's books may also be archived somewhere if it was run as a ltd company.

Alan


Would the voters role for Kings Inch road be kept at the Mitchell? Isnt it Renfrewshire? I know that Braehead is governed by Renfrewshire council but only after both councils had a handbag fight about it


The whole Braehead Shopping centre used to be inside Glasgow's boundaries (apart from the last 2 tills in Sainsbury's and the Petrol station) until the boundaries were redrawn fairly recently making the KGV docks the city limits.

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Postby scottishyank » Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:42 am

hello again..
Again , Thanks for all the input!
When I began my search of this Bldg, I emailed Park-lane and they know this bldg. as the Butterfly Farm.
Does anyone know anything it being called as that? Maybe something going on in one of the prior pics of the farm and those out bldgs?
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Postby scottishyank » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:34 am

i have found in the wards
which this falls in to ward 30 and on page 119 is the house and property is listed and the tenants name is a thomas fulton listed as a farmer, and i believe the owners of the land is the glasgow & paisley joint railway..
anyone else found anything..?
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