A street no longer in Blantyre. Netherfield Place.
I’ve marked up this 1897 map showing 4 buildings that formed “Netherfield Place”. This was a street that is now part of Calder Street. The four green dots represent the extent of the houses on Netherfield Street. Four, two story tenement buildings dating from the early 1890’s, sat where the Little Tearoom and Dentists surgery is today on Calder Street.
By the 1930s, Calder Street ran all the way along, past these buildings and the name Netherfield was dropped in favour of Calder Street running from Stonefield Road all the way to Craig Street.
In the mid 20th Century, Netherfield was also known as “McAlpines in the Park”, a term used to distinguish it from McAlpines Building in nearby Glasgow Road.
Margaret Brown Burns told me, “My father was rehoused about 1956 from the building to the new Coatshill scheme, so they were demolished probably around 1956“
If anybody is interested, the yellow line shown on this map, is the boundary of the hamlet of Stonefield. The buildings of Netherfield are no longer there today, but were still there as beyond WW2. Their nearest neighbour was Stonefield Farm (Hastie’s Farm).
Netherfield Place is now Calder Street and the exact site of the buildings is here, pictured just a few years ago.