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Glasgow, Forth And Clyde Canal, 11, 21, 25, And 27 Canal Bank

Stable(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Forth And Clyde Canal, 11, 21, 25, And 27 Canal Bank

Classification Stable(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Lambhill; Balmore Road, Canal Stables

Canmore ID 44162

Site Number NS56NE 92

NGR NS 58445 69444

NGR Description Centred NS 58445 69444

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 92 centred 58445 69444

During January 2000 RCAHMS conducted a photographic survey of the Forth and Clyde Canal canal stables at Balmore Road. The purpose of this survey was to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments of Scotland.

Visited by RCAHMS (MMD), 24 January 2001.

Architecture Notes

NS56NE 92 Centred NS5845 6944 and from NS5842 6943 to NS5846 6945

This is the best preserved of the unrestored examples of these buildings, which were known colloquially as 'horse barracks'. It lies to the E of the steel lifting bridge at Lambhill (NS56NE 199) and is of a standard Forth and Clyde Canal pattern. A typically Georgian building, it is well-proportioned and has two stories. One half was used as a dwelling and the other half consisted of stalls on the ground floor and a hay loft on the upper floor. Its essential purpose was as a staging point for the horses which pulled the passenger boats.

The Forth and Clyde Canal Guidebook 1991.

This large building to the NE of Lambhill Bridge (NS56NE 199) is a stable block or 'horse barracks'. Fresh horses were provided for the Swifts (fast passenger boats) at regular stages along the canal from these buildings, which were constructed to a standard pattern.

G Hutton 1993.

This 'horse barracks' or stables block, to the NE of Lambhill Bridge (NS56NE) is in much need of restoration.

H Brown 1997.


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