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 […]

1880s Kirkton Cross & Logans

This photo dates from the late 1880’s or early 1890’s. A charming photo of Kirkton Top Cross. Another source suggests the photo was taken between 1900-1910 but I believe that to be incorrect. The style of the clothes, the fact that the men have beards (that fashion started to fall away by 1900) and other […]

1915 High Blantyre Kirkton Cross

Until recently, I’d only ever seen a low resolution version of this photo of High Blantyre top cross at Kirkton. Now scanned in high resolution, some details I’d previously missed, are now apparent. (click on photo to zoom in) Pictured in 1915 and looking Eastwards along Main Street, there are some small details like the […]