Tag: william sprott

Sprott’s Buildings

Sprott’s Buildings    Sprott’s Buildings were former double storey stone tenements with frontage on at 127-137 Glasgow Road. Smaller than nearby Avon and Henderson’s Buildings they date from the same approximate era.    In the 1870’s, George Sprott (b1822) who had previously been a miner changed profession and became a shoemaker, taking opportunity to be […]

Jackson Street Western Homes

     On the west side of Jackson Street near the corner of Glasgow Road were semi detached 2 storey tenements with addresses 4 and 6 Jackson Street. These were constructed around 1890 by William Sprott family (sometimes referred to as Sprat.) 4 Jackson Street had the name ‘Balgonie Cottage’, named after William Sprott’s wife’s […]