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Cathcart, Glasgow City

Cathcart is an area of Glasgow between Mount Florida, King's Park, Muirend and Newlands. The White Cart Water flows through Cathcart, downstream from Linn Park. Originally part of the Burgh of Govan in Renfrewshire, most of the ancient parish was annexed by the City of Glasgow in 1912, but it retains a distinct local identity. Cathcart is mainly a residential area, containing a mix of tenements, terraces and villas built from red or blonde sandstone.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyGlasgow City
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS5860
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141

Other names by which Cathcart, Glasgow City has been known in the past

Caer Cart

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

Cathcart, par., partly in Lanarkshire, but chiefly in Renfrewshire, 3 miles S. of Glasgow, 4064 ac., pop. 12,221; P.O.; contains the vils. of Old Cathcart, pop. 1003; P.O.; and New Cathcart, pop. 689; in vicinity of Old Cathcart are the ruins of Cathcart Castle, near which was fought the battle of Langside, 1568; adjacent is Cathcart House, seat of Earl of Cathcart.

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