Stonefield Parish Church Manse – was built between 1898 and 1905. It was located on Herbertson Street near the corner of Auchinraith Road and first occupied by Rev Thomas Pryde.
In 1905, the manse had a rateable value of £30.
The former stone built manse looked like a moderate detached sized home, a storey and a half. The door was accessed up a couple of steps and was positioned centrally below a small decorative arch window. Either side on the ground floor were large windows, above them exposed timber rafters along the soffit line.
On the upper floor, to the left was a large dormer window and to the right another window, set into a pitched upturned V shape, finished with decorative trefoil timber design.
Its position across Herbertson Street from the UFC Burleigh Church may have confused some people, but the Burleigh Church Manse was further along at Church Street. The manse looked out at the back into a field, then beyond to Merry’s Rows. Around the manse was a sizeable garden.
In 1944, Rev Duncan Finlayson came to Blantyre and occupied the manse. It is no longer there today, demolished in the mid to late 1970’s.
Pictured is Stonefield Parish Church Manse in 1948 with Rev Finlayson and his wife Jean outside.
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