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Garnethill

Postby fergussmith » Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:04 pm

Does anyone know the location of, or what happened to, Thomas Garnett's Observatory that was constructed on Garnethill (then known as Summerhill)? I reckon it must have been on Hill Street, the highest point, but I've not been able to find any reference to it on maps. Thomas Garnett was a professor at Anderson's Institution, precurser to Strathclyde University.
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Postby AMcD » Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:33 pm

Can't find much about him at all. What year was this built?

This map on the National Library of Scotland site, does have an un-named structure on it.
The only thing on Garnethill, although I'm sure this map just isnae showing detail for these areas.

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/early/towns.cfm?id=349

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Could that be it? Or am I looking far too early? :D
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:54 pm

That's the right building, on the top of Garnethill. It was replaced by the observatory on the top of Dowanhill, where Notre Dame secondary school is now. And then by the out out by Acrehill Road, north of Maryhill Road. More on the Garenthill observatory here:

http://www.astronomicalsocietyofglasgow ... rigins.htm
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Postby AMcD » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:17 pm

Finally found a map which shows the location of the observatory.

From the 1927 Post Office Directory map of 1825.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com ... apleft.JPG

And for the sake of completeness..
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com ... pright.JPG
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com ... center.jpg

*edit*
the links appear to be borkened at the moment. try later.
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Postby evilmiss » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:42 pm

It looks like St Aloysius' College or One of the more modern buildings of the Art School may be in the place of this observatory...
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Postby dug » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:31 pm

i could be wrong, but i think the observatory was where the synagogue is now.
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Re: Garnethill

Postby Emily » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:05 am

Thanks for taking the time to help, I really apprciate it.
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Re: Garnethill

Postby Fossil » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:15 pm

::): Four years later
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Re: Garnethill

Postby Shardonnay » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:49 pm

Fossil wrote:::): Four years later

::): so it is , that's a cracker
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Re: Garnethill

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:16 pm

And a change of gender too if I'm not mistaken. ::):
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Re: Garnethill

Postby cumbo » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:57 pm

Thats a couple of times that's .....aye well. :D
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Re: Garnethill

Postby Bridie » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:21 pm

Not about the observatory :D but a pic of a row of houses in Hill St,Garnethill that have long been demolished.
For years it was an open space and then the park appeared.

wee park
http://goo.gl/maps/KxYvk

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http://www.staloysius.rcglasgow.org.uk/ourchurch
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