Springwell Place, Blantyre


1910 Map Springwell Place

Former Springwell Place, Blantyre

Springwell Place was a former dead end street on the south side of Glasgow Road. It is first referenced in 1878 and last appearing around the mid 1920’s.

Although the entrance is still there today, there are no homes or businesses at the address and as such the name has fallen out of use.

This should not be confused with Springwell Terrace which was directly opposite on the north side of Glasgow Road.

Former properties on either side of the road included McNair’s Land and Allison Place. Springwell Place was also the only entrance into the former slaughterhouse and Semple’s Land, located to the south at the back of Allison Place. A footpath now connects this former Street with High Blantyre’s Strathyre Rd.

Today, it looks like this:

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What Allison Place looks like today

From “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Davy Thomson Is gillans still down this road?? Metal working factory?
Blantyre Project when i wrote this wee bit of the book in 2016, i went down and took a picture at the end, there were high solid metal fences, locked and no sign of business being open.
Davy Thomson Used to be a busy wee place in the 80,s the workers would come out at lunch time, and play footy in the spare ground next to it 👍
Debbie McMillan It’s all changed round that way now Davy, nothings the same in oor wee toon now x
Moyra Lindsay It’s for rent.
Peter Carney A worked in there Davy Thomson
Betty McLean I remember visiting my aunt who lived in the buildings in this area.


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