Click here to skip to content

Trongate From Tron Steeple, 1868

Trongate From Tron Steeple, 1868

Photographer: Thomas Annan (1829 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: L.R.404.g.8

Item number: 17

Length: 18.5

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document the city's slums before urban renewal plans improved living conditions in the old part of the city. The Tolbooth Steeple, topped by a clock and stone crown, survived plans for demolition as well as the equestrian "...statue, erected in 1735 in honour of King William III. After the completion of the Cross Station of the Caledonian Railway the statue was, in 1898, removed from its original site and re-erected at the western extremity of the station railings." Extract from William Young's introduction to the book 'The Old Closes And Streets Of Glasgow'.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: