Nick Rice sent me a message recently saying, “Malcolmwood Farm is involved in my family history. My cousin 3 times removed was Margaret McWilliams who married John Pettigrew.” The Farm is still standing and is now a Boarding Kennel. It is listed on early maps as Milcolmwood Farm.” “Margaret and her husband John are remarkable […]
The Pettigrews of Malcolmwood Farm , Blantyre are photographed below. This family once owned not only Malcolmwood Farm farming the land around it, but also owned the former house/mill at Dyseholm and properties at Barnhill, including around 1875, the Barnhill Tavern. There’s no date on his photo, but from fashions, perhaps this is the 1930s […]
This excellent photo is Malcolmwood Farm, pictured in the 1920s. Some of the outbuildings had been demolished by the 1940s. Of note is how small the trees are by comparison to today. With thanks to the Rochead family at Malcolmwood for this great photo. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others […]
Let’s go to the Calder next. Here, the Ayrshire Cattle plod along by the river at Milheugh during the early 1950’s. Pictured from the island, looking back to the riverbend. Photo courtesy of the Rocheads ,Malcolmwood Farm . Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:Caroline […]
Dyesholm Cottage – or Dysholm Cottage can be dated back to at least 1747, being shown on Roys Military Map of that year, although it is likely to be even older. The cottage sat in an isolated position out with Blantyre Parish in Cambuslang Parish, just over the boundary at the Rotten Calder River. […]
From the vantage point of the Loanend former colliery, taken from the bing, this 1950’s photo looks towards Loanend Cottages and Flemington. The cottages at this time were still used as homes, and this is an era before they became cowsheds. (or again later to become the beautiful homes they are now!). In the […]
A great photo next from Loanend looking back towards Blantyre. Out of the picture to the right is Malcolmwood Farm. The photo, dating from the 1950s was captured from the elevated point at the Loanend bing, the former colliery. The tree line in the distance is Bardykes Road, the bing most likely, Larkfield.
I thought I would write a brief history of Loanend Cottages, near Flemington. Whilst the cottages are slightly outwith Blantyre in Cambuslang Parish, they are nearby enough to be considered on this website. Loanend likely takes it name from “Laun’s end” or “Land’s End”, which i believe to be a reference of the land at […]