Kirkton

kirkton

Kirkton, ancient area of High Blantyre centred around top cross

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1500’s 

Kirkton – Origins of the Hamlet Name This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1603
Shott House, High Blantyre – History of Shott House x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1679
For whom the bell tolls – High Blantyre bell x1 
1693
Kennings Well – In garden of Croftfoot housex2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1718
Blantyre Parish – Communion Tokens x2 
1731
Croftfoot House  – One of the oldest inhabited properties in Blantyrex4 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
The 1731 Schoolhouse – Old Schoolhouse in corner of kirkyard x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1747
High Blantyre 1747 Map – Section of Roys Military Map x1This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Entrance to Shott House – moved position x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1770
Who’s Shott? – Witty tale of drunken owner of Shott House x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1773
High Blantyre Parish Manse – One of the finest manses in Scotlandx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Kirkton Manse Stable or Byre – history of Kirk building x11
1777
Re-use of old stone – Various benchmarks around Kirkton x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Smithycroft, High Blantyre – History of Craigmuir Rd Blacksmiths x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1793
High Blantyre Church 1793 – Engraving showing church in kirkyard x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
The old steeple stones – Now form a cairn in the kirk cemeteryx3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1800

Evolution of Main Street – Extended road & stream at Shott x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1820
Old Robin lets them in – Plundering church manse fruit x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1850
Missing – Parish Records from High Blantyre x1
Aitkenhead Builders – High Blantyre x2
1853
Temperance Hall School – at Kirkton x1
1859

High Blantyre Manse Orchards – extensive orchards behind the mansex2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Oldest house on the Main street– John Murrays house at 375 x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Downie’s Buildings – High Blantyre x1
1863

Opening High Blantyre Parish Church – Official opening ceremony x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
High Blantyre Parish Kirk – In the old kirkyard gets demolished x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
The Early Kirk – High Blantyre x1
1865
Sneddon’s Buildings – Kirkton x1 
1880
Kirkton Smiddy Overlay – Douglas Street merged photo x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Spiers Laun, Kirkton – Main Street near Douglas St junction x1 
David Maxwell Restaurant – Also known as Station Cafe x1
Douglas Street – at Kirkton x1 
1884

Masonic Halls – rebuilt after gutted by fire x1 
1885
Kirkyard walls & Wardrop Moore Arch – Kirkton history x8 
1890
Station Cafe, Kirkton – Main Street building near Douglas St x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Kirkton Cross & Logans Pub – Later to become Vals, Carrigans x1
McKenzie’s Bakery – Main Street x4
1892
Old Parish Church Halls – Bazaar x2
Desecration – of Churchyard x1 
1893
The Circulating Library – Books arrive in the Church Halls x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Church Halls – Accounts for Old Parish build x6 
1894

Kirkgate at Craigmuir Road  – History of Kirkgate Housing Estatex1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1895
Hendry’s Building – High Blantyre Main Street x3 
1897
Horse Drowns on Main Street – Rain flooding kills animalx2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Railway Siding -High Blantyre Main Street x2
Queens Diamond Jubilee Fountain – Kirkton x2
1900
Eye lost at High Blantyre – miner injury x1
Kennedys Hall – Kirkton x1
McLean Brothers – Delivery drivers x5
Braefoot Cottage – fire x1
1903

Old Parish Church – near sawmills photo x1
1904
Speirs Laun – further photos from Gilmours x2 
1905

High Blantyre Kirkton – Merged photo x1
Kirkton – Top Cross x1
Weighing Machine – High Blantyre x1
High Blantyre Church Halls – Corner photo x1
Church Halls – Kirkton photo x1
1907
High Blantyre’s Other Cross – Missing Cross on Parish Church x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1909
Parkhurst – Main Street, High Blantyre x1
Douglas Street Fire – 2 fatalities x1
1910

Shott Stone Well, High Blantyre  – Old well outside Shott Housex1This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1915
High Blantyre Kirkton Cross  – Junction of Main Street / Hunthill Rdx1 
Kirkton Cross – Photo by David Ritchie looking West x1
Kirkton Cross – postcard x1 
1920

High Jinks Until Midnight – Drunken antics on way home x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
High Blantyre Train Station – A brief History of the Railway Station x1 
School Lane Mystery Solved – Local rumour explained x4
Main Street – new view at Kirkton Cross x1
Smithycroft – at Craigmuir Street x1
1925
Adams Sawmill – At the West end of Main Street x1
Main Street – at Kirkton Cross x5
Main Street – at Kirkton x1
1929
Kirkton Teenagers – big adventure x2
Fire – at Adams Building x3
1930
High Blantyre Train Station – compared to 1960s x2
Train Station comparison  – 1930 vrs 2015 x2
1933
Large Crowd – at the new Kirkton Park x1 
1934
Church Minister – rejected by congregation x1 
1935
Mrs Janet Maxwell’s Legacy – Councillors wife will x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1938
High Blantyre Railway Station – Photo of Station Bridge  x2
1942
Sneddons Land – Photos of back yard x1
1947
Post-war Main Street – West end of Main Street photo x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1953

The Rose Window – at High Blantyre Parish Churchx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1955
Kirkton Park – restored photo shared by George Park x1
1957
John’s recollection of High Blantyre – Croftfoot’s John Whytex2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1958
Main Street at Kirkton – Snowy picture from Gordon Cook x1 
1960
Croftfoot around 1960s – from Lisa Whyte previous owner x1
1961
High Blantyre Railway Station– various views x11
Residents at Main Street – High Blantyre x2
1964
High Blantyre Railway Station – Photo of Railway tracksx1 
1966

Luvvly Jubbly Time – frozen drinks story x2
1967
Matt Boyle attacked – robbed one evening x1
1970
Kirkton Park – High Blantyre x1
1975
Twas the Week before Christmas – Santas Party at Church hallsx1
Dux, Bennochs and Jeans Hairdressers – Kirkton x1
1976
Blantyre Old Parish Church – Rev Silcox arrivesx3 
Putting at the Church Green  – Gala Day picture x1
1978
The leftover funds – from Coal Monument x1
1980
Lord Blantyres Crypt – at Kirkton Cemetery x2
Opening Ceremony – Priestfield Hall x2
1981
High Blantyre Old Parish Church Fete – in the manse fieldsx1
1982
Sketch of High Blantyre railway – drawn by A. Lindsay x1
1983
Kirkton – Remembered x4
1988
Repairing Kirkyard Wall – renovation of listed wall x6
1989
Cutting the turf – for the new Church halls x1
2003
Kirkton Aerial Photo  – showing how green the area isx1
2008
Lomond View Flats – Main Street, High Blantyre x2
Matt Boyles House – Demolished on Main Street x2
2012
The Croftfoot Priesthole – hideaway the priest x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
2013
Oh what a Garden find – Diamonds are forever x1
2014
Croftfoot JJ mark on the stone – Living Room Carving on wall x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
2014/1905 Kirkton Overlay – Merged photo by Robert Brownlie x1
Kirkyard Erosion of Gravestones  – Kirk Stone carvings are fadingx1
Christmas in High Blantyre – The beautiful tree by RDS x2
Serene Kirkyard Experience – Reflecting on Favourite moments x1
Kirkton Fog Descends – Coldest day of 2014 x1
Kirkton Overlay – A 100 years later by R Brownlie x1
Old Parish – Church from the brickie x1
2015
Kirkyard Stone Lintol – Mysterious stone x1
Disabled Access created – Blantyre Old Parish Church x1
Croftfoot – Hearth Stone x1
Croftfoot – Signs go up on new studio x2
Old Parish Gala Day – opened by Nicky McDonald x4
High Blantyres – rare Catalpa Tree x2
Kirkton Graveyard – A spooky tale x9
Kirkton Secret Garden – top cross x1
Kirkton Wall leaning – signs of problems x1
2016
Scooping out the bowl – Veverka photo x1
Ederra & Complexions – renovation x5
2017
Celebrating – 450 years at High Blantyre x2

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