Ruchazie, old and new

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Re: Ruchazie, old and new

Postby cell » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:06 pm

Is this any use to you? Use the slider to move between the old map and google earth, dropdown menu on the right allows you to change the modern overlay, dropdown on the left the old map, you can zoom in and out as well.


http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16 ... FFFFFFFFFF

There are more old maps with larger scales if you click on the "Find by place" select the series that you want on the left (25" to the mile has great detail), move the map around, then click on the point of interest, a list of maps should appear on the right, click on one and it will open in a new window.

http://maps.nls.uk/view/82891857#zoom=4 ... &layers=BT
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Re: Ruchazie, old and new

Postby weskyman » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:36 pm

I recently returned and had a look round the ruins of Craigend House in the woods at Croftcroighn Road. Spring has not quite started to bloom so a lot more can be seen in the absence of flowering trees, plants and bushes.

Because it's a long time since I uploaded images my comments make more sense if read in reverse order from the bottom up. Sorry! :oops:
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A circular depression that looks man-made to me. This is approximately in the middle of all the other structures. Again Craigend Nursing Home is seen in the background
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Very old brick/stone work. The entrance to the present Craigend Nursing Home can be seen in the background
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Remnants of stairs? This is situated on quite a steep slope
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Posted an image of this before but much more detail can be seen in the absence of plant growth in the winter. Another staircase? This is on the north side near Croftcroighn Road
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Closer look at stairs. There is one more step seen just above the tree trunk lying horizontally
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stairs situated between the remnants of the two rectangular structures (one visible on the left). Could have led into the old Whitehill playing fields.
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M8 visible in background
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15-20 yards west of the photo below. Two of these structures with a short staircase inbetween (see above)
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This is at the south corner of the wood only a few yards from the car park at Kidz/SoccerWorld. The furniture is not mine...
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Presumably they didn't bother clearing rubble when they demolished buildings in the 60s? This is situated only yards from the entrance to the current Nursing Home on Borthwick Road
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Re: Ruchazie, old and new

Postby Fat Cat » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:52 pm

Good photos. are there any plans to build on this area?
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Re: Ruchazie, old and new

Postby weskyman » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:59 pm

Fat Cat wrote:Good photos. are there any plans to build on this area?


No plans. I doubt they would ever build on this area as it has been woodland since records began, albeit with a stately house/clubhouse in the middle for a period of time between the 19th century and the 50s/60s. It isn't a particularly large area either and it's very uneven, a lot of work would have to be done to make the ground level and stable which would be expensive for developers. The flats at Boghall Street and Ruchazie and St Philips primary as well as the church have been demolished so there's a lot of land in the area more readily available for house building
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Re: Ruchazie, old and new

Postby Huggy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:43 am

I remember Gartcraig House as the Haunted Hoose, apparently there was also a large gunpowder magazine nearby, probably serviced by the canal & wouldn't be too near the house? Gunpowder presumably needed for quarries, collieries, the militia? etc!
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