Tag: kirkton cross

1800s Evolution of Main Street

As a surveyor, I love studying old maps. Looking at Roy’s Military map of 1747, specifically at the High Blantyre Main Street area, I think I have found something interesting and perhaps forgotten to history? The 1747 map shows the road winding through High Blantyre which was eventually to become Main Street. Zooming in at […]

1915 Kirkton Cross , High Blantyre

A wonderful previously unseen photo online. Photographed by David Ritchie, this photo dates from around 1915 (dating evidence from contemporary photos, growth of the trees and the nearby buildings). It is the clearest picture yet showing the horse water trough that used to sit inside the Wardrop Moore Arch at the Kirkyard. The Pub landlord […]