Bellgrove Cattle Market

Location type


Name and dates

Bellgrove Cattle Market

Opened on the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway).


The Glasgow cattle market moved to Bellgrove in 1817. The market was rebuilt several times and this market dates from around the 1870s.

The sheds are out of use, partly demolished and partly listed.

The main market was in the east with an abattoir to the north west and meat market to the south west.

Bellgrove station was to the east, the lines passing under the market. There were two sets of rail served cattle pens at the station, one to east of the station on the north side of the lines and one to the south of the station.

Other locations had rail served cattle pens, the cattle being driven through the streets to the market.

Closure was around the late 1960s and the site was used for car auctions for some years.


Cattle market

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Nearby stations
Gallowgate Central
Glasgow Green
High Street
Bridgeton [Central]
College [1st]
Duke Street
Glasgow Cross
Alexandra Parade
Dunlop Street
Argyle Street
London Road [Glasgow]
Glasgow (Townhead)
Bellgrove Tunnel
Bellgrove Independent Tunnel
Bellgrove Cattle Bank South
High Street Junction
Bridgeton Cross South Junction
Gallowgate Tunnel
High Street Goods Signal Box
Bellgrove Cattle Bank North
Bridgeton Cross Tunnel
Barracks Mineral Yard
College North Junction
Barrack Street Tunnel
College Goods Signal Box [GSWR]
Bellgrove Coal Depot
Bridgeton Central Tunnel
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Tanks were based in this market in 1919 around the time of ^The Battle of George Square^. This deployment was the first such use of tanks to control a civilian population. The market became the ^tankodrome^.


  /07/1967Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
Bellgrove closed to cattle traffic. The Glasgow's Bellgrove Cattle Market was located by the station.