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Glasgow, Govan, Garden Festival Site

Exhibition Site (20th Century), Garden(S) (20th Century), Public Park(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Govan, Garden Festival Site

Classification Exhibition Site (20th Century), Garden(S) (20th Century), Public Park(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Prince's Dock; Glasgow Garden Festival

Canmore ID 44232

Site Number NS56SE 100

NGR NS 56 64

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 100 56 64

For Bell's Bridge (adjacent to N), see NS56NE 4910.


Field Visit (14 May 2016)

On the date of visit the site of Festival Park comprised housing, including six riverside blocks of accommodation rising up to 10 storeys in height and known locally as the ‘Butterfly Blocks’. The early 1990s development occupies part of the site of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, which in turn was built on the site of the General Terminus Quay (Canmore ID 90285).

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 14 May 2015.


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