Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Burns & Laird Brochure
Burns & Laird Brochure

The Shack Ablaze, 2004
The Shack Ablaze, 2004

Govan Road

Burrell Collection Photo Library

*Open in New Window
Govan Road

A thatched cottage on Govan Road at Shaw Street, late 19th century.

In Rambles Round Glasgow (written in the 1850s) Hugh MacDonald said of Govan: "It has a predominance of thatched houses, too, as if in its sturdy independence it was determined to retain its straw bonnet in defiance of the innovating slate. Altogether Govan has a genuine old world look, which is perfectly unique in these days of improvement and change, and which forms a not unpleasing contrast to the stiff though stately angularity of our own somewhat overgrown town." By the end of the 19th century, however, there were few thatched cottages left standing amidst the rows of new tenements in the burgh.

Reference: 660.82.91

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

horse-drawn trams, Rambles Round Glasgow, rambling, streetscenes, tenements, thatched cottages, walking

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options