Broomhill

Lying to the northwest of Partick and the southwest of Hyndland in Glasgow's West End, Broomhill is located 3 miles (5 km) northwest of the city centre. Begun as a leafy suburb next to Victoria Park c. 1890, it is now rather cut off from the park by the busy A739 dual-carriageway which forms the northern approach to the Clyde Tunnel. The area is now a mix of Victorian villas and well-lit red sandstone Victorian and Edwardian tenement blocks, with some 1930s villas to the north and semi-detached houses from the 1950s to the northeast. A public housing scheme next to Thornwood in the south was built 1963-69 replacing large Victorian villas, but leaving parkland and the mature trees, giving a verdant feel. The scheme comprises five eighteen-storey tower blocks, together with eight and four storey blocks. These houses provided homes for families displaced by the building of the Clyde Tunnel and benefited from major refurbishment in the 2010s. Broomhill Gate represents a stylish modern development of mixed-tenure flats built in 2016 for Partick Housing Association.

Broomhill Primary School was rebuilt on part of the playing fields of the old school in 2018. Broomhill Hyndland Parish Church was built as Broomhill United Free Church in 1905, later becoming Broomhill Parish Church before a union with Hyndland Parish Church in 2017.


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