Duke Street Prison

Duke St Prison

Duke Street Prison also known as Bridewell is one of 8 prisons which used to stand in and around Glasgow. By 1840 most of these were closed except Duke Street Prison .

After the transfer of responsibility to the state from local authorities, HM Prison Barlinnie was built in the Eastern suburbs of the city in 1882 in order to take over from ‘Bridewell’ which eventually remained open as a women’s prison until 1955.

Cathedral House Hotel

Cathedral House Hotel was built in 1877 as a hostel for inmates released from nearby Duke Street Prison. Activity includes a ghost which passes guests on the stairwell and two children being sighted and giggling children heard on the top floor.

As Duke Street prison held women prisoners from around Scotland, many Suffragettes and political activists were imprisoned here whose protests at the living conditions would eventually lead to the closure in 1955. It was demolished in 1958 to eventually make way for the Ladywell housing scheme which was built on the site from 1961–1964 and stands till this day. The only remaining structure of Duke Street Prison is some of the boundary wall.

There is a happy land,
doon Duke Street Jail,
Where a’ the prisoners stand,
tied tae a nail.
Ham an’ eggs they never see,
dirty watter fur yer tea;
there they live in misery
God Save the Queen!

old-chh

Glasgow Cathedral

The first stone built Glasgow Cathedral was dedicated in the presence of King David I in 1136.

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Weddings at the Cathedral House Hotel

Weddings at the Cathedral House Hotel

Gothic Weddings at The Necropolis

Gothic Weddings at The Necropolis

Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Business Facilities

Business Facilities

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