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Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know if there were 2 Kirk Streets in Glasgow in the 1880's.
My ancestors lived in Kirk Street , Calton in the 1880's but when I googled Kirk street it shows one in the Gorbals district as well.

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 February 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
There were two ..
Kirk Street in the  Calton ran from Main Street (later changed to Well Street) to Green Street _ Green Street still exists today but there is no trace of Well Street.
(Kirk Street in the Gorbals ran from Main Street -later renamed Gorbals Street- to Buchan Street)
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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 February 18 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much Falkyrn.

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Just re checked, Kirk Street was also renamed and became part of Stevenson Street, it is the section of Stevenson Street that runs from Green Street to Claythorn Park in the modern maps.
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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 February 18 22:03 GMT (UK) »
A family of my Ancestors were living at  76 1/2 Kirk St Back Land
at the time of the census 1901  the rest of the census district info is as follows
Registration Number   644/4
Registration district   Calton
Civil parish                Glasgow St Luke
County                    Lanarkshire

this image is dated around that time and may give you an idea of the conditions
MCDOUGALL (Glasgow and Glassary, Argyllshire), SINCLAIR (Lanarkshire), CAMPBELL (Aberdeen, Ayr and Gorbals), DOLAN (Greenock), RUSH, BELL, COUSIN(S), PATERSON, KERR, DEARIE, KENNY, GORMLEY, (mostly from Ireland to Glasgow) GILLIES (Glassary & Lochgilphead) McFIE or MCPHEE,

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 February 18 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for posting the picture MCD, gives me an idea of what the conditions looked like, as one of my ancestors lived in one in the 1840/50's, not Kirk Street though, but a Back Land in Glasgow.


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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 11 February 18 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Great pic' MCD, shows the kind of housing, with fore-stairs, in the east end of Glasgow which were swept away & replaced by the tenements. Wonder if that's the factor collecting the rent?  ;D

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 February 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
It is a good picture but paints a very different one from others of the period. There is an impression of space which was unusual in the Backs and Vennels of the City, the walls are all painted white (or light coloured) instead of being blackened by soot and to cap it all (no pun intended) isn't everybody very well dressed.
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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #8 on: Monday 12 February 18 12:06 GMT (UK) »
MCDOUGALL (Glasgow and Glassary, Argyllshire), SINCLAIR (Lanarkshire), CAMPBELL (Aberdeen, Ayr and Gorbals), DOLAN (Greenock), RUSH, BELL, COUSIN(S), PATERSON, KERR, DEARIE, KENNY, GORMLEY, (mostly from Ireland to Glasgow) GILLIES (Glassary & Lochgilphead) McFIE or MCPHEE,