Tag: parkburn

Lost at Whistleberry Curling Pond

I’ve been recently sent several photos of High Blantyre curling pond, which you may have seen on the website already. As I was looking through old 1910 map, I was surprised to see a Curling Pond just off the Whistleberry Road, down on the lower slopes of where Auchinraith House used to be. I’d never […]

The Gow’s Linn, Parkburn

These photos by Jim Brown feature a waterfall on the Parkburn, a small stream that divides Blantyre from Burnbank and Hamilton.It is located down from the former Auchinraith House location at Whistlberry and divides Blantyre from Hamilton. Nearby, on the Hamilton side there is evidence of former quarry named Gows Quarry. Andrew Jackson of Park […]

Auchinraith House & The Coulters

A beautiful hi resolution image of Auchinraith House at Blantyre, photographed in 1870 by Thomas Annan. The charming mansion was a medium sized country house of two storeys with a classical portico to declare it’s importance. Designed by architect David Hamilton and built in 1809 to replace an older one, known as Whistleberry or the […]