Blairhoyle – 325 Glasgow Road, Blantyre


325 Blairhoyle

Blairhoyle at 325 Glasgow Road was originally called “Brownlie House” with an ‘ie’.

Constructed: c 1869 Other Names: Brownlie House
Constructor: Robert Lindsay Original Address: 303 Glasgow Road
House Type: 2 Storey Houses Current Address: 325 Glasgow Road

    Brief Summary: ‘Blairhoyle’ no doubt takes its name after the beautiful, scenic place of that name near Callendar in Stirlingshire. Semi detached, with a garage it together with ‘Korek’ attached forms a property built in 1869 by Robert Lindsay.

A slightly different ownership from 1895 to its neighbor, when Penelope Galt Renfrew sold it to Mrs. Young of Cambuslang who let it out that year to Rev Robert Paterson, a retired minister.

    John G Johnston acquired it prior to 1905 and a family member was letting it out to Dennis McLinden, a draper by 1920. Mrs Jean G Smith was owner from the early 1920’s until beyond WW2 years. Her husband, Quintin was a notable school teacher at Auchinraith Primary School.

    In 1940, Quintin was cleared of assaulting an 11 year old pupil, John Cook who had been misbehaving in the playground. Quintin had taken the boy and strapped him as corporal punishment, away from the sight of others, the boy making out his punishment had been more severe than had been. It is understood the boy whilst being strapped had threatened Quintin saying, “My dad will get you for this, think twice before doing it!”

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka [Page 512]


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