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Glasgow, Maryhill Barracks

Barracks (19-20th Century), Barracks (First World War), Barracks (Second World War), Hospital (First World War)

Site Name Glasgow, Maryhill Barracks

Classification Barracks (19-20th Century), Barracks (First World War), Barracks (Second World War), Hospital (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Wyndford Road; Maryhill Road; Garrioch Barracks; Maryhill Militar Hospital

Canmore ID 166210

Site Number NS56NE 1603

NGR NS 5680 6833

NGR Description NS c. 5680 6833

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (12 September 2013)

Maryhill Barracks is marked on the 2nd epoch 1:2500 map (surveyed 1893-4) as comprising over 30 buildings around a central square, with a hospital building at the SW corner. The 3rd epoch labels more of the buildings, and the depot church and a 'miniature rifle range' are shown. A large area between the built-up area of the barracks and the River Kelvin to the south is marked 'Exercise Area' and is shown as War Office land, by the location of boundary stones.

The barracks was the regimental depot of the Highland Light Infantry. The complex has largely been demolished but the guardroom and lengths of the boundary wall survive.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 12 September 2013.

Recording Your Heritage Online

Maryhill Barracks, 1876

Garrioch Barracks, as they were originally called, were built on 12 hectares (30 acres) of the Ruchill estate, to house an infantry regiment, a squadron of cavalry and a battery of field artillery. The City Council had been petitioning the government since the early 1800s for more military protection from their fear of 'riot and tumult' in the growing industrial areas. Higher quality than normal, the barracks seem to have reduced vandalism and engendered a sense of community.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes

Maryhill Barracks entrance was formerly on Maryhill Road.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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