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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I am looking for any photos of 49 Bell Street in the Calton area of Glasgow, my mom was born there
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi, I also had a relative who stayed in Bell Street in Calton (long long ago...)
The name was changed to Loom Street and there is a photo on Virtual Mitchell although it is not a great one.
It was on the right hand side of Stevenston Street immediately as you entered from Abercromby Street.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:44 am    Post subject: A bit late to the party! Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi everyone,

Sorry we are a bit late to the party!

We are a community based Mental Health project doing some research into the history of our building as part of this year's Doors Open Days (the first time we have ever been part of it!).

Looking at the plans for our building (23-25 Ashley Street) we can see that at some point the street was West Cumberland Street (or Cumberland Street West) and wondered when and why the street names changed.

Are there any pointers or tips for researching streets that technically no longer exist?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: A bit late to the party! Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

flourishhouse wrote:
Hi everyone,

Sorry we are a bit late to the party!

We are a community based Mental Health project doing some research into the history of our building as part of this year's Doors Open Days (the first time we have ever been part of it!).

Looking at the plans for our building (23-25 Ashley Street) we can see that at some point the street was West Cumberland Street (or Cumberland Street West) and wondered when and why the street names changed.

Are there any pointers or tips for researching streets that technically no longer exist?

Thanks

Flourish House


THe name change probably took place as the city expanded - the Burghs of Hillhead and Maryhill were annexed by the City of Glasgow in 1871, and in instances when street names were duplicated, it was often the case that streets were renamed. There is a Cumberland Street in the Gorbals area which was annexed in 1842

Have you checked the Glasgow Room at the Mitchell Library and also the Archives at the MItchell to see what information they might hold?

I did find this although it doesent answer your query directly.

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CUMBERLAND STREET (Hutchesontown) is marked on McArthur’s map, made from actual survey in l778, as Shields Lone.

CUMBERLAND STREET (Calton) is intersected by Canning Street and was originally known as North and South Cumberland Streets respectively. There are no less than four thoroughfares of this name in the city, and why the Butcher of Culloden comes to be so unduly commemorated is past the comprehension of any patriotic Scotsman; but in the earlier days it was sufficient for those who imposed those titles to sink all national feeling in the bigotry and superstition of the time, and only to remember that he crushed for ever the hopes of a pseudo Roman Catholic in his aspirations to the throne. Tolerated somewhat in the same spirit, there ramps as the chief ornament at the Cross of our city the bonnet-less and sandalled effigy of one whose whole life was permeated with holy zeal, yet he lent himself to the carrying out of the Massacre of Glencoe and the destruction of the Darien Expedition.
http://www.glasgowhistory.co.uk/StreetNames.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/info-streetschanged1.html


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