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Gorbals, Glasgow City

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Gorbals, Glasgow City

The Gorbals is an area on the south bank of the River Clyde in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. By the late 19th century it had become over-populated and adversely affected by local industrialisation. Many people lived here because their jobs provided their homes and they could not afford their own. It became widely known as a dangerous slum associated with the problems of drunkenness and crime.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyGlasgow City
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS5964
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 Gorbals, Glasgow City has been known in the past

Gorbals Cross

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

Gorbals, par., Glasgow, on S. side of river Clyde, 25 ac., pop. 5567; P.O., called Gorbal's Cross.

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