Yorkhill and the Kelvin Hall
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Yorkhill and the Kelvin Hall

A small district of Glasgow, Yorkhill lies just to the north of the River Clyde and is today divided by the Clydeside Expressway. Originally the site of a mansion and estate, which was named Yorkhill after having been bought by Andrew Gilbert in 1813. In 1868 the Yorkhill Quay was built on the river, to the west of the existing Stobcross Quay, and the Yorkhill Basin added c.1907. In 1916, the first of several hospitals replaced the original mansion and today the area is principally known for its hospitals; namely the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (built 1971) and the Queen Mother's Maternity Hospital (built 1964). The district becomes residential to the east and includes the Kelvin Hall to the north. The Riverside Museum occupies a distinctive building at the junction of the River Kelvin and the Clyde to the southwest.

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