Tag: springwell

Springwells Declares Independence

On 17th October 1979, Springwells declared Independence from Hamilton! This was the cheeky headline in local papers following the decision by Hamilton District Council earlier that year to rip Springwells from Blantyre and place it into Hamilton on an official basis. Springwells was having none of it! Following no success with protests and petitions, they […]

Allison Place, Springwell, Blantyre

From the illustrated book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 One of the largest and oldest properties in Springwell on Glasgow Road was the well known and heavily populated former ‘Allison Place.’ Constructed in 1878 by Robert Lindsay for John Heriot of Wishaw, his daughter Ann Heriot, (a […]

Semple’s Land, (Dalzell Place), Springwell

   Born in 1838 in Strathaven, William Semple came to Blantyre in 1881 with his wife, Christina. As a stonemason by trade and employer of others, you may recall from earlier in the book, around that time he built and sold Welsh’s Land to John Welsh. You’ll see from this chapter that later on in […]

McDougall’s Land, Springwell

  With exception of Springwell Farm, one of the oldest properties to ever exist in the hamlet was “McDougall’s Land” or to give it its original official name, “Springwell Cottages”. During the lifetime of this former building, like others nearby it would change hands a few times, be used as personal home for the owner […]

McLelland’s Land, Springwell

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Using the 1898 map below for reference, our very first building on Glasgow Road within Blantyre Parish is the former “McLelland’s Land.” McLellan or McLelland’s Land (depending on various census information) was a small, former plot of land about a […]