1971 Glebe House Sale

1971 Glebe House Sale Advert

I like simple adverts like this. Unremarkable at the time, but great to look back on much later. A reminder just how much prices change even in a relatively short space of time. From 1971, this house advert is for the “Glebe”, a modern detached home on Craigmuir Road. Offers over £11,500. Equipped to the highest standard, the house had double glazing, perhaps unusual for homes in Blantyre in the early 70s.

A modern “coloured” bathroom suite and I’m told, (although the advert doesn’t say this), it was wired to accommodate underfloor heating.

At a time when many new homes were being built in Blantyre (Jerusalem Homes, Wimpey, finishing Burnbrae etc), this lovely detached home  slotted in rather well with new, emerging styles of modern family homes and desirable places to live in Blantyre.

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

Drew Fisher Michelle Pate, house of site of your Gran’s birthplace.
Tom McGuigan Seems a lot for a house in 1971, average price was just under £6,000. (I Looked it up, lol)
Janet Cochrane My uncle and aunt stayed in original house on this site
Blantyre Project would that be Joe and Jean McCaskie?
Janet Cochrane Blantyre Project yes

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  1. You’ve been a little misinformed regarding the house being wired for under floor heating, as each of the ground level rooms have concrete flooring. During my time there (Feb 91 – Feb 07) it was gas central heating and wall radiators throughout with a gas fire in the main living roon.

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