Place:Parkhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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NameParkhead
TypeLocality
Coordinates55.8486°N 4.1978°W
Located inGlasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoCity of Glasgow, Scotlandnew designation since 1975
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Parkhead is a district in the East End of Glasgow. Its name comes from a small weaving hamlet at the meeting place of the Great Eastern Road (now the Gallowgate and Tollcross Road) and Westmuir Street. Duke Street and Springfield Road also meet there, to form a turreted Edwardian five-way junction at Parkhead Cross. Glasgow's Eastern Necropolis was laid out in 1847 beside the Gallowgate.

History

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The area flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an industrial centre. In 1897 William Beardmore and Company became famous with the production of high grade steel and castings at the local Parkhead Forge, founded about 1837 and extended between 1884 and 1914. After years of decline, the massive plant was closed in 1976, and in 1986 the construction of the first phase of The Forge Shopping Centre began on the site. The shopping centre opened in the autumn of 1988, and in 1994 an indoor market was added adjacent to it. The final element, a retail park, was completed in three stages between 1996 and 2002.

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Refer to Glasgow for references for parish records, vital records since 1855, and censuses.

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