This is former Calderwood Castle at East Kilbride, just over the Rotten Calder River, right on the boundary of Blantyre Parish. Taken in the first decade of the 1900’s, this photo has exceptional clarity. In fact, i can zoom right in on the detail! This beautiful building was demolished in the 1950’s.
Category: Blantyre Buildings
Pictured here is the former Bethany Hall on the north side of Glasgow Road. In this previously unseen photo from the 1910’s, the church was actually then known as the Primitive Methodist Church. It opened on Thursday 23rd November 1905. The church closed during WW1 and lay disused until bought by the Stonefield Independent Co-operative […]
This lovely, previously unseen photo from my collection shows the brand new houses built on Broompark Avenue. Photographed here in 1908 or so, they were constructed around 2 years earlier by William Burnett. Obtaining the land from the Jacksons of Croftfoot on 1st November 1905, William Burnett planned on constructing an avenue with good quality […]
Work has been taking place this week to reduce the height of the large walled garden at Shott House, High Blantyre. Recently transferring to new owners, the listed property is being fully renovated. The stone wall around the private gardens is almost 12 foot in places, presenting an obstruction to line of sight for anybody […]
Following 1900, Shuttle Row (the birthplace of David Livingstone) was in a poor condition. Damp, poorly lit with much room for improving sanitary conditions. In this photo from over a hundred years ago women and children stand at the doorway (I’ve reason to suspect the far off figures may be the Dunsmuir Family). This photo […]
This brilliant old photo shows the former miner’s homes at Merrys Rows, Low Blantyre. These were located where Elm Street is today. Their proximity to Auchinraith Pit made them particularly susceptible to subsidence and as you can see, there are massive cracks, in what was generally considered housing of a poor standard. Makes me wonder […]
In 1967 private house builder Wimpey Homes had their plans scuppered when planning permission was refused to build homes at Larkfield, Wheatlands and at Flemington. In July that year, they accused the Country Council of not zoning enough land for private homes, instead only focusing on land for their own public housing. A response from […]