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Dixon Halls, umwhile Crosshill and Govanhill Burgh Hall
Crosshill is located in Glesga Ceety Cooncil area
Location within Glesga
OS grid referenceNS585623
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glesga
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounGLASGOW
Postcode destrictG42
Diallin code0141
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
55°49′59″N 4°15′21″W / 55.83319°N 4.25583°W / 55.83319; -4.25583Coordinates: 55°49′59″N 4°15′21″W / 55.83319°N 4.25583°W / 55.83319; -4.25583

Crosshill is an area o Glesga, Scotland. It is situatit sooth o the River Clyde. It wis a unthirlt polis burgh frae 1871 tae 1891 afore bein annexed tae the ceety.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In earlier maps the area wis cried Corsehill, that means Gorse hill, sae the name is likely a corruption o this earlier name, an disnae refer tae a cross. There is a great deal o gorse growin on the slopes o nearby Langside College in Battlefield. Housomeivver, accordin tae Hugh Macintosh's The Origin and History of Glasgow Streets, prentit in 1902, "CROSSHILL derives its name frae a auncient cross which stuid on a hicht still cried the Cross Hill. This moniment wis aboot ten feet in heicht an three-an-a-hauf wide, an bore a sculpturt representation o Christ enterin Jerusalem ridin on a ass. It wis taen doon bi some vandals aboot the end o the aichteent century."[1] This wad suggest that if a corruption o the name "Corse Hill" tae "Cross Hill" occurred, it mey indeed hae resultit frae the presence o a cross on the hill.

Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Umwhile pairt o the Coonty o Renfrew, Crosshill enjoyed a brief existence as a unthirlt polis burgh frae 1871 till it wis absorbit bi Glesga in 1891. Crosshill an Gouanhill tae its north fuirm a continuous built-up aurie an due tae sharin a common postcode an amenities, as well as a similar design style in some biggins, they are aften considered tae be the same destrict (housomeivver historically this wis no the case). Crosshill borders Queens Pairk an Munt Floridae tae the sooth, Strathbungo tae the wast an Polmadie tae the east. The aurie is hame tae Holyrood Secondary School an umwhile fitbaa stadium Cathkin Park.

It is covered bi Crosshill an Govanhill Commonty Cooncil.[2]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Crosshill station in 2008

The area is servit bi Crosshill railwey station.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Macintosh, Hugh (1902). The Origin and History of Glasgow Streets. Glasgow: James Hedderwick & Sons. Retrieved 30 Januar 2016.
  2. "Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council". Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council. Retrieved 30 Januar 2016.