Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Glasgow's fish market was built in 1872 and was in use up to 1977,the style of the building is French Renaissance , a well decorated building considering its use,there are two large carvings of Queen Victoria which are above the large entrance gates.
In the 17th century the Briggait [Bridgegate] as this part of the city is known as was the home to the city merchants the wealthiest of whom built their homes in this part of town.
The Gothic tower which rises out of the buildings around the fish market is known as the Merchants Steeple built in 1659 , its all that remains of a Dutch style Merchants house.
The tower which rises high above the Clyde was used by the merchants to watch for their ships arriving home.