From the illustrated book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South- The Real Story” by Paul Veverka [Page 506]
The homes westwards of Rowan Place are mostly large semi or detached houses, built in early 20th Century, although 4 of them were built much earlier in the 19th Century. Furthermore, every now and again, there are a couple of modern bungalows, built as plots have became available. For the best part, many of these old villas, that afforded such quality accommodation are still standing. Almost all of these prominent Glasgow Road houses have their own separate identities, or house names given to them by the original constructors.
Numbering and addresses along this stretch of Glasgow Road is a complex subject for whilst postal addresses (numbers) were allocated around 1910, the homes received entirely new numbers after the road was widened in the 1930’s, renumbering an unusual move, but not unique by any means.
Our table below summaries some basic information about these properties and unravels the complexities of the numbering system. Blocks of early tenements further West before the Westend are not included here but explored later in the book. Similarly Springfield Cottage which is accessed by a lane, a little distant from Glasgow Road is not explored in this particular book.
|Glasgow Road South – Villas [c=approximation, >=after, <=before]|
|House||Constructed||Original Address||Post 1930 Address|
|Brownlea Cottages (LHS) originally Jeanfield Cottages||c 1869||297||319|
|Brownlea Cottages (RHS)
Originally Jeanfield Cottages
|Korek (originally Brownlie)||c 1869||301||323|
|Blairhoyle (orig. Brownlie)||c 1869||303||325|
|Clifton / Hilden / Moraig||>1902<1904||305||327|
|House & Glasshouses||1903||315||343|
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