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Subject: 1875–76 in Scottish football, Glasgow, Cross Hill, Cathkin Park (1872–1903), 1841 in Scotland
Collection: Burghs, Districts of Glasgow
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Scots: Croashull
Crosshill is located in Glasgow council area
 Crosshill shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G42
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Southside
List of places

Crosshill is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde. In earlier maps the area is called Corsehill, which means Gorse hill, so the name is probably a corruption of this earlier name, and does not refer to a cross. There is a great deal of gorse growing on the slopes of nearby Langside College in Battlefield.

However, according to Hugh Macintosh's The Origin and History of Glasgow Streets,[1] printed in 1902, "CROSSHILL derives its name from an ancient cross which stood on a height still named the Cross Hill. This monument was about ten feet high and three-and-a-half wide, and bore a sculptured representation of Christ entering Jerusalem riding on an ass. It was removed by some vandals about the end of the eighteenth century." This would suggest that if a corruption of the name "Corse Hill" to "Cross Hill" occurred, it may indeed have resulted from the presence of a cross on the hill.

Formerly part of the County of Renfrew, Crosshill enjoyed a brief existence as an independent police burgh from 1871 until it was absorbed by Glasgow in 1891.

The area is served by Crosshill railway station.

It is covered by Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council.


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