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Easterhouse - Decay and Deprivation
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:13 am    Post subject: Easterhouse - Decay and Deprivation  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

This is not intended to be another one of those arty or car crash t.v. takes. There is much to celebrate in Easterhouse these days; the new John Wheatley College, new sports facilities, new schools, new shops and new nature walks. Indeed I lived there until last January. However, among the good lies the ruins of what may have been - projects designed to better the lives of many people - that ended up on the wrong side of dereliction for one reason or another. Decay and deprivation looks at just that:

Easterhouse takes its name from a farm in the area, with most of the streets and sub-schemes taking their monikers from old farmsteads and family seats i.e. Netherhouse, Dungeonhill, Westerhouse, Easterhouse, Blairtummock etc.

Map of Easterhouse area 1755


Map of Easterhouse area 1930s


The original area of development was at West Merryston and Easterhouse villages, where mines and industry were built for Iron and Coal.

Easterhouse Village early 1900s


Easterhouse Road looking S 2012

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The M8 passes where buildings used to stand.

Site of Brig Bar 2012


The village grew from 'Wamlet' hamlet in the 1700s to 'Wamflet Avenue' today


Corner of Wamflet Avenue and Easterhouse Road looking N to the estates


Looking W down Wamflet Avenue



West Maryston - variously called Merryston, Marystoun etc. - was a mining village at the banks of the Monklands Canal. It was abandoned in the 1950s with the last residents rehoused in Swinton and the new Easterhouse schemes.

Entrance from Rogerfield Road 2012


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Tondra image of West Maryston before demolition 1955


West Maryston and the Monklands Canal 1901


Rogerfield Road 2012 - Monklands Canal branched off from where the M8 is today, running to the left of this road


Infamous local mine called 'The Hole' - site of 2012


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As stated, a number of farms and family seats formed the bedrock of Easterhouse.

Artist's view of Blairtummock House 1700s


Blairtummock House 1987


Blairtummock House 2012





Lochwood Farm

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Commonhead Farm



Rodgerfield Farm


Lochwood House 1906 - demolished in the 1950s


Bishop Loch is one of a number in the vicinity, with habitation dating back to neolithic times. Here are some pics from an archeological dig in the 1950s



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Provan Hall is the oldest of houses in Easterhouse.

Provan Hall E face 1900


Provan Hall E face 2012


Provan Hall W face 1900


Provan Hall W face 2012


Provan Hall E gate 1900


Provan Hall E gate 2012


Provan Hall exterior - medieval and panterre gardens




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1800s addition to Provan Hall



Gartloch House once stood at the rear of the gardens - the pillars are all that remains



The driveway to the house is overgrown but passable




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Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre occupies the west of Auchinlea Park



The Phoenix marks the entrance to the former Easterhouse farm, now Millenium Court


These trees indicate the entrance to the old Westerhouse Farm, now Errogie Street

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John Wheatley College, Westerhouse Road 1999


Social Work Offices, Westerhouse Road 2012


J9 of the M8, eastbound off ramp 1980



J9 of the M8, eastbound off ramp 2012

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The southside of the Easterhouse Township Centre is currently unused after only 20 years of occupation

Easterhouse Old Library





Community Hall



Old Social Services building




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