- TRADESTON, a suburb of the city of Glasgow, in the parish of Gorbals, county of Lanark. This flourishing place, which is situated on the south bank of the river Clyde, and forms one of the most interesting of the suburbs, was founded in 1790, for which purpose lands were purchased from the Trades' House and corporation of the city. It consists of several spacious and well-formed streets, intersecting each other at right angles, and of which the principal are in a direction nearly parallel with the river. The houses are generally three and four stories in height, handsomely built of stone, and roofed with slate; and attached to each is a court-yard or garden: the streets are lighted with gas, and the inhabitants amply supplied with water. Facility of communication with the city is afforded by the Jamaica-street bridge, from which, on this side of the river, a spacious quay extends towards the west for nearly 700 yards, in front of the Clyde-buildings, an elegant range of houses, beautifully situated in Clyde-street, which, with Carlton-place, forms an extensive and delightful promenade on the margin of the river. The inhabitants include many of the most opulent merchants and manufacturers of the city, and others connected with the trade of the port; and some of the population are employed in the various branches of manufacture carried on in the vicinity. A factory for the weaving of silk veils, satin, velvet, and other articles, affords employment to fifty persons; the bleaching and printing of cotton and calico are also on a considerable scale.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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