Tag: smellie’s buildings

McNair’s Land, Springwell

   Within the square acre of Smellie’s Land was another block of miner’s homes, although much more modest, initially known as ‘McNair’s Land’. These were brick built small, one storey homes, running north to south along Springwell Place, directly behind Smellie’s Buildings and opposing Allison Place.    Constructed in 1879 by Mr. James McNair, a […]

Smellie’s Buildings, Springwell

     From the heavily researched illustrated book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017    Moving again northwestwards, further into Springwell, we next arrive at the former Smellie’s Land or Smellie’s Buildings (pronounced ‘smiley’), a surname well known throughout Lanarkshire.    Smellie’s Buildings at Springwell should not be confused […]