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kev

Glasgows Remaining Cobbled streets

Whilst out and about yesterday I came across a few streets with cobbles remaining..wonder how many still remain throughout the city
This is the remains of the entrance to the Germiston iron works just off Petershill road in the north of the city





Stafford street just off Kyle st near where the tunnel portal for Buchanan st station is



North Wallace street..in the same area


North canal bank street

fastnet

Great pics Kev.

one from Goosedubbs here.

rotten milk

a couple of alexglass's photies from the 'heart of glasgow' thread

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/The_Heart_of_Glasgow_about1140.html

drygate


rottenrow east at the barony kirk


iirc, certainly until early 90s, the whole of rottenrow east/taylor st. was still cobbled
kev

Superb  Gents ...keep posting ..James...have you got any pics of the streets next to the Buchanan st portal ?
Stuball

Hopehill Road, North Woodside


James

Haghill Road (looking South), April 2009




James H
allanphillips

Fordneuk Street, Bridgeton

brickwall

There is something very charming about thes streets, even the ones with the broken tarmac.
kev

The clyde walkway..






Looks like they gave up doing it up about 4/5ths of the way along from Jamacia st
kev

Water row in Govan ...think this was the way to the old Govan ferry
from Govan road


Looking east from Water row
These are rails that the shipyards used to transport steel etc about on heavy duty hand pushed bogeys..Harland and Wolfe had a yard where the houses are now so think it must have been theirs .

Whitehill Lass

I like the cobbles in fordneuk street  better than all the others,I think cobbles made the street much more interesting looking,I remember listening to a couple of old guys in a cafe a few years ago and they said they were fed up seeing there road being dug up and resurfaced and they both seemed to agree that when their old street was cobbled there was never all those repairs needing done to them.
Doog Doog

SOUTH WOODSIDE ROAD,KELVINBRIDGE



Saltmarketeer

Cobbles are OK for side streets to maintain rustic character and visual appeal but for heavily trafficked city streets they're noisy and they don't have enough skid resistance.

Lovely photos though.  
iiisecondcreep

Springfield road, one of the entrances to the Commonwelth Games Athletes Village.

cybers

Think that used to be the carpark entrance for Riverside SC...
cybers

Although they were all lifted in the regeneration they were also put back after cleaning.

Fair week by David C Laurie, on Flickr
stan63

Doog Doog wrote:
SOUTH WOODSIDE ROAD,KELVINBRIDGE





What's the purpose of the parallel lines of large flagstones among the cobbles?

Stan
Stuball

A smoother ride for horse & carts
cybers

The Former Cattle and Car Auction Site at Bellgrove.


Sheds by David C Laurie, on Flickr


IMG_4568_3989 by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Drive Thru Auction by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Asbestos I can by David C Laurie, on Flickr


TheShed by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Shed by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Lovely captures
Marblez

Davidson St off Dalmarnock Road


Pollokshaws Road (under M74) I know technically not a cobbled street but just one of the many where the cobbles have not been lifted and have just covered with layers of tar
norrie

Hi Ally_M, I dare say under much of Glasgow main roads, the cobbles are still there
Marblez

Think most streets pre 1964 when the trams finished were cobbled norrie, the vast majority will just have been tarred over .. another example in Kilbirnie St
Marblez

Carlton Place, Laurieston



stan63

norrie wrote:
Hi Ally_M, I dare say under much of Glasgow main roads, the cobbles are still there


        I remember seeing cobbles under the tarmac at the top of wellington street when they were resurfacing it next to the bus stop. They were in surprisingly good condition, unlike the tarmac laid on the top.

Stan
Vinny the Mackem

stan63 wrote:
norrie wrote:
Hi Ally_M, I dare say under much of Glasgow main roads, the cobbles are still there


I remember seeing cobbles under the tarmac at the top of wellington street when they were resurfacing it next to the bus stop. They were in surprisingly good condition, unlike the tarmac laid on the top.

Stan


Built to last!  You get to see them every so often when they are resurfacing various roads and cut the tar back to the cobble level.  I get the impression they probably didn't lift too many and just tarred over most of them, as they are surprisingly common.
norrie

Cathedral st, August 2013


Cathedral st, August 2013
James

norrie wrote:
Cathedral st, August 2013


Cathedral st, August 2013


Very interesting to see the bridge steelwork exposed under the cobbles.

Not sure about the Scotrail blue colour scheme on the parapets, though.



James H
cybers

Bet there was a few voices complaining to the ganger ....

Thurs a dood oot ther taking pictures of oor hole  

Some of the Glasgow streets should follow embras lead and expose the cobbles and clean them up. They are noisy for driving on but they just have a beauty all of their own.
norrie

Hi Cybers, some of those shots, all they would have seen was a hand passing through the space between the fences, holding a digital camera

Trouble with Cobbles is they are slippy when wet and worse when icy
cybers

norrie wrote:


Trouble with Cobbles is they are slippy when wet and worse when icy


Cobbles - A Pensioners View by Norrie  104

Are they any more slippy though than the untreated roads and pathways of the side streets, Only time i have ever witnessed a pot hole in Edinburgh's cobbled bits it was man made, Yet frequently i am seeing people driving in the city and struggling in pot holes a four wheel drive would do well to conquer. How long before a pedestrian trying to beat traffic gets a foot caught and falls under a bus.

At least the unpkeep cost of the cobbles would be lighter and would probably still be neglected to the back burner.
norrie

Hi Cybers, well we can agree that cobbles would last longer and not be prone to potholes
Marblez

How about reinstating the cobbles around George Square (assuming they still exist under all that tarmac). Just a thought ......

PS Alex if you read this I want the copyright to this idea    
Alex Glass

Ally_M wrote:
How about reinstating the cobbles around George Square (assuming they still exist under all that tarmac). Just a thought ......

PS Alex if you read this I want the copyright to this idea


I think they must have removed most of them by now. There have been major problems at most of the junctions around the Square at one time or another. At the corner of Queen Street and St Vincent Place there was a large hole that would have take away loads of the cobbles if they were still there. Also at the North Hanover Street junction there have been a couple of very large and deep holes plus the junction was completely closed about 4 years ago when one of the services, maybe gas where renewing pipes. From memory that ran from the corner of West George Street and Buchanan Street through to North Fredrick Street.

Don't think there will be many cobbles left :(

But thanks for the idea Ally  
Marblez

No probs Alex ... as I said ... just a thought
calamity

Olympia st at Bridgeton cross is entirely cobbles..
ken198960


burrel lane by kennygraham1, on Flickr

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