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Wee Holly

Wellington Place Baptist church

Can anyone tell me the location of this church built about 1876.
Stuball

I didn't know there was a Wellington Place...
Wee Holly

wellington place baptist church glasgow

Another street is Hillpark Street - any clues on that one?
streapadair

Come on, Wee Holly, ask us an easy one.

There's an area of Mansewood known as Hillpark, but I don't know of a Hillpark St. even there, or anywhere else in Glasgow, now or in the past.

As for Wellington Place, are you sure that the Baptist Church was built? As I suspect you know, the Barclay brothers seem to have won a competion in 1875 to design it but I can find no reference, online or in print, to an actual building. As Stu says, there is no Wellington Place in Glasgow. The bit of Adelphi St. in the Gorbals between Commercial Rd and South Wellington St. (later Lawmoor St.) was known as South Wellington Place, but no map shows a church there.

Try the Baptist Union? Or the Mitchell?
Wee Holly

wellington place baptist church glasgow

You could be right about the Barclays - will need to seek further.
The Hillpark street is for alterations by Coia to an RC Church. That implies that the Church was there to start with.
You like easy questions!!! What can you tell me about the Chapel in the Poor's House apart from what is on the OS maps?
Problem is I am not a Glaswegian and not so well up on it.
Stuball

Can't find any reference to Hillpark Street...

And which poor house?
Wee Holly

The Poor's House is the City one on OS sheet 6.07 1856 & 1896 but gone by 1910 Thanks for help
streapadair

I think your Coia church must be St Aloysius in HillKIRK St., Springburn.
http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/building_full.php?id=201484

The 'Hillpark' seems to have come from an article in The Builder, but as we all know, journalists are fallible.
Wee Holly

wellington place baptist church glasgow

Cheers. Thanks for help.
Stuball

Wee Holly wrote:
The Poor's House is the City one on OS sheet 6.07 1856 & 1896 but gone by 1910 Thanks for help


Got any street names? Areas? Parliamentary Road per chance?
okaydoak

The 1875 Post Office Directory for Glasgow lists Wellington Place as being at the east end of Adelphi Street.Gorbals,I think we can assume that it was what we now know as South Wellington Place.The OS Maps for the period show a nice empty site on the corner with Wellington Street - perfect location for the H & D Barclay church which was never built (unfortunately).
Wee Holly

Poors House Glasgow

Should have sais it is the one between Dobbies Loan, Parliamentary Road and Buchanan Streeet Railway Station
Cheers
Stuball

The following pictures are of the poor house, from parliamentary road

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vi...p?i=16087&r=2&t=4&x=1

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vi...p?i=16085&r=2&t=4&x=1
Wee Holly

Poors House Glasgow

Thanks for that - excellent. I don't know my way around The Mitchell as yet. Am only getting into the Glasgow section having spent a bit of time in the Church History section. Cheers
streapadair

I cheated and looked at the map, and see that the chapel stood behind the main building, over to the left, with its back towards the railway line and facing on to a formal garden area. If you manage to dig up any more information about it, I'll be impressed  
Wee Holly

Poors House Glasgow

The Poors House started as Lunatic Asylum Designed by William Stark and built 1810/14. In 1843 they moved out and it became the Poos House. This was demolished in 1908 - Thanks to "Lost Glasgow". Cheers

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