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Nitshill, Glasgow City

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Nitshill, Glasgow City

Nitshill is a district on the south side of Glasgow. It is north of South Nitshill, south of Crookston, and southwest of Silverburn and Pollok. Nitshill was originally a coal mining village. The Nitshill Colliery was the scene of one of Scotland's worst mining disasters—on March 15, 1851 in which 61 men and boys died. The village fell within the county of Renfrewshire until about the 1920s, when it was incorporated into the City of Glasgow.
Administrative CountyGlasgow City
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS5160
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Nitshill, Glasgow City in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Nitshill, vil. with ry. sta., Abbey par., Renfrewshire, on Levern Water, 4½ miles SW. of Glasgow, pop. 1001; has chemical works, and is largely inhabited by colliers and quarrymen.

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