On the west side of Jackson Street near the corner of Glasgow Road were semi detached 2 storey tenements with addresses 4 and 6 Jackson Street. These were constructed around 1890 by William Sprott family (sometimes referred to as Sprat.) 4 Jackson Street had the name ‘Balgonie Cottage’, named after William Sprott’s wife’s hometown.
During the early 20th Century they were owned by 2 spinsters, part of the Sprott and Gray families. Margaret Gray was a teacher and in 1915 was renting each house out to ladies by name of Agnes Sprott and Margaret Gray, each for £11 per annum and most likely her family members. The Sprott family owned earlier homes and shops on Glasgow Road nearby and adjacent to these houses. The brick built tenements were demolished around 1977.
From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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Margaret Farmer I used to live in the “flats”- believe it was 9 Jackson Street. I remember a family with twin girls living in one of the houses pictured in the early to mid 1970’s.