Part of Springburn in NE Glasgow, Barnhill lies to the southwest of Old Balornock, 2 miles (3 km) northeast of the city centre. It was once the site of the poorhouse for Barony parish, which opened in 1853. An adjoining Poor Law Hospital was completed in 1880. Barnhill Poorhouse became the largest in Scotland in 1904, with 2000 residents, when the City of Glasgow and Barony parishes merged. In 1945, the poorhouse was renamed Foresthall Home and Hospital. It closed in 1983 and was demolished five years later, to be replaced by a housing estate. Opened in 1886, Barnhill Station lies on the Springburn branch of the City of Glasgow Union Railway (now known as the North Clyde Line), handling more than 70,000 passengers per annum in 2014.

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