Victorian suburbanisation of Glasgow, 1830s-1910s
This thesis attempts to explore the urban development of the middle class areas of Victorian Glasgow. The developments of these estates may be similar to other contemporary suburban developments throughout the country during the 19th century. However, local conditions, such as existing urban fabric and the legal system also played an important role. To establish the development process, the main analysis was therefore based on individual studies of each estate. A brief historical survey for each estate was carried out, based on documents and historical records. This was followed by a detailed analysis of the transition from agricultural steadings to suburban estates. This analysis was made possible by studying three categories of plans of the development: the original estate plans or old surveys, the feuing design plans, and the 1913 Ordnance Survey. Particular attention was paid to the feuing design stages by analysing how would other constraints such as topography and boundaries of the estate affect the initial design as well as the development process. These studies are further augmented by relating their developments to the wider context of social exclusiveness, which was made possible by the Scottish feuing system. The result of these developments is finally discussed in an overview. This last part will attempt to draw several observations of the process that created the final cohesive urban scenario as known today.