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Glasgow sMiles Better Traditional Cache

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Hidden : 04/16/2008
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Nano cache

Dennistoun History

St. Mungo, Glasgow's patron saint, arrived on the banks of the Molendinar burn in 543AD and Glasgow was born. The Molendinar flows through Dennistoun and winds its way past this old part of Glasgow on its way to the River Clyde. Not far from these banks William Wallace defeated the English at the battle of the Bell O' The Brae in 1272AD. The residential area of Dennistoun originated from an idea by Alexander Dennistoun who was aware of the successes of his neighbour John Reid who built dwellings to the south of Duke Street. Alexander came from a wealthy merchant family. His father James Dennistoun purchased the estate of Golfhill from the trustees of Jonathan Anderson in 1814 and built his family mansion there. On the death of his father in 1835 Alexander took up residence at Golfhill and became director of the Union Bank of Scotland. In 1856 having purchased the other estates in the area, he used the services of local architect James Salmon to express his ideas of quality houses in a modern setting. He named this highly desirable area after his own family name and his ideas came to fruition in the streets of Westercraigs, Craigpark and the connecting terraces.Dennistoun was originally drawn up to have good quality detached and semi-detached villas that stood in their own grounds. However it was short-lived, Alexander died in 1874 and when work resumed the plans changed to accommodate the demand for what has now become Glasgow's traditional sandstone tenement.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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