Streets of Glasgow: Clarence Drive

After Great Western Road, you would have thought that I would have had enough Streets of Glasgow for one day. It was a warm Friday evening. You would of course be wrong. I decided to get off the train at Hyndland and cover another street I had long been meaning to cover for this series. Clarence Drive leads from Crow Road to Hyndland Road. It is residential with a few shops. As I joined it, there were flats on the corner with a golden cockerel finial on top. The walk sloped down past flats on either side, the railway crossing the road ahead. The bridge was a fine example of a ghost sign, advertising a car company.

There was a hill leading up from there. What I had recently discovered was that a few streets in the area bore the name Lauderdale. In my home town, Dunbar, there is Lauderdale House and Lauderdale Park, after the Earl of Lauderdale who owned land in the burgh. The Duchy of Clarence used to be a minor Royal title, I knew, though Clarence meant reporting road issues, at least on road signs in the east of Scotland. There were nice shops further up, beyond the school which bore the legend of Govan Parish School Board, reminding me that until the late 19th century Govan stretched across the river and it and Partick were independent of Glasgow. The houses were tenement-style, red sandstone and they were high here. As I reached the end of the walk, at the top of the hill, I got a photo and looked at the smart cupola across the road. I decided on the next walk and proceeded away.

Thanks for reading. This is the sixty eighth Streets of Glasgow walk here on Walking Talking. The only nearby street featured here is Prince Albert Road, which appears here next week.

This post is part of a series. Links to every part of the Streets of Glasgow series appear on the Streets of Glasgow page.

7 thoughts on “Streets of Glasgow: Clarence Drive

  1. Alli Templeton

    It’s interesting to see how all these streets link together. And Clarence – the only Duke of Clarence I know much of was George, Edward IV’s brother, who was executed for high treason plotting against the king and apparently chose to be drowned in a vat of Madeira. I wonder if he had a link to this area?

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      1. Alli Templeton

        Well that would also be an interesting way to go, I suppose! Yes, they used to call it Malmsey wine, but it’s also known nowadays as Madeira. 🙂

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