Glasgow, parish

Grid reference

NS 602 655 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

260200 665500





Nearby places

St Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow (0 miles)

St Nicholas's Hospital, Glasgow (0.14 miles)

Lady Well, Glasgow (0.14 miles)

Lady's Yard, Glasgow (0.33 miles)

St David's Church, Ramshorn, Glasgow (0.47 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for St Mungo's Cathedral.

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The church belonged to the bishop’s mensa form the earliest days of the bishopric, being confirmed to it in 1170 by Pope Alexander III. It is evident, however, from a further confirmation of 1172 that the parish had been erected into a prebend of the cathedral by John bp. of Glasgow 1118-47 and augmented by his successor Herbert (1147-64) (Glas. Reg. nos.26, 28). The vicarage also had been erected into a prebend before 1401, this prebend being known as Glasgow Secundo, while the parsonage became known as Glasgow Primo (Ibid. no.320; Cameron Apost. Camera, 126). See Cowan 1967, 74 for more details and refs.. The ancient parish of Glasgow comprehended all the city churches and districts, with the Barony parish, but it did not include the Gorbals (OPS i, 1), which was originally in Govan parish. For more details on the Bishop’s Barony of Glasgow in Pre-Reformation Times, see J. Durkan’s article of that name RSCHS 22, 277 ff. (1986). From early 14th c. the bishops of Glasgow are found frequently residing at their manor-house or castle of the Lake, called also Lochwood, 6 miles n.w. of city, in the vicinity of their ancient forest, and near a small lake called Bishop’s Loch [now called Bishop Loch]. Though now a little way beyond the boundary [in Old Monkland], it was then within the parish (of Glasgow). OPS i, 16 and n. 8: Ass. Book (1561) Cader and Monkland.