Place:Shettleston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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NameShettleston
TypeRegistration district
Coordinates55.85°N 4.1707°W
Located inGlasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoCity of Glasgow, Scotlandunitary council area since 1975
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Shettleston is a district in the east end of Glasgow in Scotland. Like many of the city's districts, Shettleston was originally a small village on its outer edge. Today Shettleston lies between the neighbouring districts of Parkhead to the west, and Baillieston to the east, and is about 2 and a half miles from the city centre. It incorporates the sub-districts of Greenfield and Sandyhills. The area is well served by public transport, lying on the key A89 road, and has a railway station on the North Clyde Line of the ScotRail local railway network, with a direct link to Queen Street station in Central Glasgow. It once was linked to Hamilton by the North British Railway, but this line has long since been shut.

Shettleston has a number of churches of all denominations, the largest of which is Shettleston Old Parish on Killin Street (Church of Scotland).

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From Scottish Places

"Shettleston's fame grew through is coal pits, which were in use from the early 16th century. Providing labour for the Clyde's ironworks, other activities undertaken in the area included weaving and agriculture and by the 19th century minor industries such as textile machinery manufacturing, rope and bottleworks had been developed."

Shettleston was Registration District 622-3 from 1855-1874 and Registration District 622-2 from 1874-1900.

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