Streets of Glasgow: Spoutmouth

Spoutmouth: a street sign, bent and curved, hanging off a lamp post with tree branches behind.​
Spoutmouth: a street sign, bent and curved, hanging off a lamp post with tree branches behind.
Spoutmouth: a city street curving in front of industrial premises in railway arches.​
Spoutmouth: a city street curving in front of industrial premises in railway arches.

The real reason I was doing Streets of Glasgow that morning wasn’t Greendyke Street or Ross Street. It was Spoutmouth, a name I came across on Google Maps and thought was fake. They do that sometimes. But it isn’t. It’s a real place, a few hundred yards at one side of a junction leading from the Gallowgate to Bell Street. I’m advised by Past Glasgow on Twitter that a spout was there and on Sundays people would get their water from the Molendinar Burn instead of the wells, which would be closed. It is now dominated by car parks and a Billy Connolly mural. The walk was barely two minutes but it was fine, only massively remarkable because of the street name.

Thanks for reading. This is the ninety-second Streets of Glasgow walk on Walking Talking. Nearby streets which have appeared here include Bell Street, Gallowgate and Molendinar Street, which appears here next week.

The Streets of Glasgow series is about to see its 100th instalment. Any suggestions for the 100th, as long as they’re in the City of Glasgow area and I’ve not done them before, will be gratefully received. The Streets of Glasgow page has a list of those done to date.

6 thoughts on “Streets of Glasgow: Spoutmouth

    1. That’s all right. I have done a lot of the most prominent streets in the city right enough. Spoutmouth just had to be included after seeing it on the map. I have some ideas but interested to try crowdsourcing too. Thanks for thinking about it though!

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      1. Alli Templeton

        Oh me too. Hope all’s well with you. I’m off up to Northumberland on Saturday for a couple of weeks’ long-awaited holiday – at last – so looking forward to catching up when I get back.

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