Garnethill

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Garnethill
Garnethill is located in Glasgow council area
Garnethill

 Garnethill shown within Glasgow
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Council areaGlasgow City Council
Lieutenancy areaGlasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG3
Dialling code0141
PoliceScottish
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EU ParliamentScotland
UK ParliamentGlasgow Central
Scottish ParliamentGlasgow Kelvin
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Coordinates: 55°52′02″N 4°16′03″W / 55.867149°N 4.267566°W / 55.867149; -4.267566

Garnethill
Garnethill is located in Glasgow council area
Garnethill

 Garnethill shown within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS582661
Council areaGlasgow City Council
Lieutenancy areaGlasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG3
Dialling code0141
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK ParliamentGlasgow Central
Scottish ParliamentGlasgow Kelvin
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow

Garnethill is a predominantly residential area of the city of Glasgow, Scotland.

Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow, Scotland
St. Aloysius Church in Garnethill.

Geography[edit]

Located in the city centre, the area borders Cowcaddens to its north, Sauchiehall Street to its south, Cambridge Street to its east and the M8 motorway to its west.

Sites[edit]

The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow Film Theatre and a campus of Glasgow Kelvin College are located in Garnethill. It is also the location of Scotland's oldest synagogue (founded in 1879) and the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

Garnethill is also home to St. Aloysius' RC Church. The church was constructed in 1910.

Schools[edit]

There is a private school, St Aloysius' College, whose Clavius building and Junior School both recently won architectural awards. Garnetbank Primary School is situated on Renfrew Street opposite Renfrew Street Nursery School.

Buildings[edit]

Garnethill is a conservation area and contains several listed buildings, including Breadalbane Terrace built between 1845 - 1855 by Charles Wilson.

During the 1960s and '70s, Garnethill became the principal centre of Scotland's Chinese community, with Cantonese speaking immigrants from Hong Kong settling in the area. Most had already settled in the UK, and moved north from England. As a result, the neighbourhood is home to Glasgow's Chinatown shopping mall.

Streets[edit]

Garnethill comprises the following streets:

Community Council[edit]

There is also an active local Community Council which has its own web site. Meetings are open to all interested residents, and normally take place on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm in the Multicultural Centre on Rose Street.

Literature[edit]

"Garnethill" is the first and title volume of a trilogy of crime novels by Glaswegian author Denise Mina. All three books are predominantly set in and around Garnethill, Glasgow, and its environs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill Street Muse From The Herald, dated 24/12/2011