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Hogarth Park pyramid and Carntyne Medical Centre

After posting a question about a stone pyramid spotted in Carntyne’s Hogarth Park a while ago, the question was answered and the story behind the pyramid was revealed.

It was a bit of mystery since it had clearly been carefully constructed, but there was nothing around to indicate if it had any significance, or why it was there.

The answer seems to be that it was made of the stones taken from the support wall for a rail bridge which was removed some years ago, and would seem to be consistent with the large size and uniform nature of the individual blocks. A similar wall has just been removed from the same area only a few weeks ago.

More details can be found in the comments below.

An earlier answer suggested it was created from stones taken from a house demolished to make way for the nearby Carntyne Medical Centre, but the stones seem to be too large to come from such a source.

I had previously searched records relating to the area, and the only feature shown there was an unidentified Chemical Works dating from around the mid 19th century. A house formed part of these works, since no single building or house is shown on OS maps of the area at any time.

With the story in mind, I grabbed a couple of new pics that show the centre and pyramid together.

Medical Centre and pyramid

Medical Centre and pyramid

Pyramid and Medical Centre

Pyramid and Medical Centre



Feb 14, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment


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