|Constructed: c 1950’s||Other Names: None|
|Constructor: Unknown||Original Address: 315a Glasgow Road|
|House Type: Single Bungalow||Current Address: 315a Glasgow Road|
Brief Summary: This cottage has a similar history to the other one of the same era just 2 houses up to the east. A modern, single storey bungalow clad in stone with a slate roof, sits back from Glasgow Road offering modest front and rear garden space.
Built in the 1950’s on the former farmlands of Russell’s Farm at Wheatlandhead, the cottage has an unusual address of 315a. When given its address it could not have 315 which belonged to ‘Arnot’ next door and could not be given 317 Glasgow Road, as this address had already been allocated by the council for their small narrow strip of land with a small lane leading through to their new ‘Fernslea Avenue’. This bungalow was owned by the Averell family from its construction until modern times over several generations (Eric, Margaret and Tom).
The lane to the immediate west of this cottage led to Springfield Cottage, which in the third quarter of the 20th Century was owned by Mr. Innes Reid, the father of John Reid who owned Reid Printers.
From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka [Page 509]
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