Blantyre Streets

Blantyre Streets

An Archive Listing of all Blantyre Streets past and present. Deeply researched by PV

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1920 High Blantyre Road x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
The Clay and Slag Roads x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Calder Street only half finished x1
Memories of Stonefield Road x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Origins of “The Village” namex3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Glasgow Road 1925
x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Origins of The Dandy x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Watson Street 1952
x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Forrest Place, High Blantyre x1
High Blantyre Main Street x1
Victoria Street Blantyre 1928 x2
Hardie Street, Blantyre x3
1930’s Station Road x2
1897 New Station Road x1
1897 Netherfield Place x2

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An Index of Former Blantyre Streets, researched & compiled by P.Veverka:
Page is Under Construction. I’m still researching each street attribute:

A
Annfield Terrace
– no longer there

Annsfield Place – no longer there

Auchinraith Row – Unlike most other miners rows houses in Blantyre, Auchinraith Row was a single row of miners homes. Built in 1874 by Messrs. Merry and Cunningham these homes remained the property of the Auchinraith Colliery, which was sited nearby. This row of brick houses sat to the East of the modern day Timber homes on Auchinraith Road, although the row itself was in a cul-de-sac. Parallel to the railway line. The homes were basic indeed. A room and kitchen only with outside shared toilet, washhouse and communal well. These were relatively poor standard homes for the miners. These homes shouldn’t be confused with Merry’s Rows, which led off, further down Auchinraith Road. The address of the row became Auchinraith Terrace and was noted on 1936 map as such. However, the name Auchinraith Terrace disappeared from this location when the rows were demolished. Salvaged, a new Auchinraith Terrace was created in the Springwell’s area when those homes were later built. Auchinraith Row sat at the entrance of what is now modern Murray Crescent.

Index of Present Blantyre Streets researched & compiled by P.Veverka:
I’ve taken time to list the height about sea level and also researched the exact co-oridinates as well as a little bit about the location and construction. In Alphabetical order:

A
Aberdour Court –Moderate sized, residential street in Westcraigs Housing Estate at boundary with Hamilton. Entered from Westerpark Avenue. Constructed 2004/2005. 142m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’10.77’’ N and 4Deg 05’27.62’’ W

Aberfeldy Avenue – Moderate sized, residential street in Westcraigs Housing Estate near boundary with Hamilton commanding good views. Entered from Westerpark Avenue. Constructed 2004/2005. 131m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’14.95’’ N and 4Deg 05’26.19’’ W

Abernethy Avenue – Moderate sized, residential street in Westcraigs Housing Estate located behind Hillhouse. Entered from Ellie Road. Constructed 2003/2004 by Bryant Homes. 125m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’24.28’’ N and 4Deg 05’45.61’’ W

Afton Gardens – A well maintained, moderate residential street in High Blantyre’s Salveson Housing Estate comprising single and double storey semi & detached homes. Entered from Hunthill Road. Constructed early 1978 with Mr. Andrew Reid one of the first owners. 88m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’9.96’’ N and 4Deg 6’30.91’’ W

Aldersyde Place – Small residential cul de sac in Coatshill Housing Scheme located at Low Blantyre. Comprises of two storey houses. Entered from Strathmore Avenue. Constructed ?????. 59m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’58.84’’ N and 4Deg 06’06.80’’ W

Alford Avenue – Moderate sized, residential street in Westcraigs Housing Estate located near end of old Park Road. Entered from Westerpark Avenue. Constructed 2002 commanding excellent views of Blantyre. 142m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’21.70’’ N and 4Deg 06’03.87’’ W

Alpine Path – Small residential cul de sac in Springwell Housing Scheme located at Low Blantyre. Comprises of two storey houses. Entered from Alpine Walk. Constructed ?????. 66m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’23.81’’ N and 4Deg 05’08.50’’ W

Alpine Walk – Small residential semi circle street in Springwell Housing Scheme located at Low Blantyre. Comprises of two storey houses. Entered from Nordic Crescent. Constructed ?????. 66m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’24.72’’ N and 4Deg 05’10.70’’ W

Anderson Gardens – Small residential row of modern two storey flats located at Low Blantyre immediately opposite entrance to David Livingstone Centre, Station Road. Constructed ????. 40m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 48’02.23’’ N and 4Deg 05’02.77’’ W

Anford Gardens – Small residential cul de sac with modern semi & detached homes located at Auchinraith. Entered from Anford Place. Constructed 2005. 69m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’19.51’’ N and 4Deg 05’21.07’’ W

Anford Lane – Small residential cul de sac with modern semi & detached homes located at Auchinraith. Entered from Anford Place. Constructed 2005. 69m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’18.87’’ N and 4Deg 05’23.25’’ W

Anford Place – Small residential street with both modern and older semi & detached homes located at Auchinraith. Entered from Auchinraith Road. Constructed ?????. 70m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’18.82’’ N and 4Deg 05’20.92’’ W

Annan Avenue – Small, residential street in Westcraigs Housing Estate located on slopes above Hillhouse. Entered from Blackcraig Brae. Constructed 2006/2007. 129m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’21.31’’ N and 4Deg 06’37.62’’ W

Annfield Gardens – Small, residential street in Priory Bridge Housing Estate, Low Blantyre. Entered from Dalcraig Crescent. Constructed ????. 55m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 48’03.58’’ N and 4Deg 06’26.65’’ W

Ansdell Avenue – Moderate sized, residential street of two storey, terraced homes located off Stonefield Road. Entered from Merrylees Road and Orchard Drive. Constructed ????. 73m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 48’34.31’’ N and 4Deg 06’00.17’’ W

Armour Court – A well maintained, moderate residential street in High Blantyre’s Salveson Housing Estate comprising single and double storey semi & detached homes. Likely named after Blantyre woman Mary Nicol Neill Armour. Entered from Ellisland Drive. Constructed early 1978. 85m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’09.90’’ N and 4Deg 6’44.33’’ W.

Ashley Place – Small, residential cul de sac in the Fernslea Housing Estate comprising double storey terraced homes constructed from stone block. Entered from Chestnut Grove. Constructed ????. 71m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’41.63’’ N and 4Deg 06’05.35’’ W

Auchentibber Road – Half mile long country road running East to West, connecting Calderside Road to the junction at top of Sydes Brae and beginning of Parkneuk Road. Shown on maps as far back as mid 1700’s but possibly older. Offers excellent views of whole valley beyond to the Campsies Hills. 178m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’13.71’’ N and 4Deg 07’06.09’’ W

Auchinraith Road – A primary arterial road connecting Main Street in High Blantyre to Glasgow Road in Low Blantyre. Approximately 0.62m long, falling 11m from High to Low Blantyre. One of the oldest roads in Blantyre, the name derived from the original hamlet.Raith was a small community in the 1700’s (now where Raith interchange is). Auch meaning land nearby. Auchinraith is therefore “the land nearby to Raith”. 77m above sea level. Location 55Deg 47’06.20’’ N and 4Deg 05’39.26’’ W

Auchinraith Terrace – Moderate sized residential semi circular street in Springwell Housing Scheme located at Low Blantyre. Comprises of two storey houses. Entered from Parkville Drive and Auchinraith Road. Constructed ?????. 67m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’24.56’’ N and 4Deg 05’00.40’’ W.

B

Baird Gardens – Moderate sized, residential street with modern, semi detached homes located in the area of Auchinraith. Formerly the site of Auchinraith colliery bing, this street is fully mono-blocked and entered from Auchinraith Road. It is likely named after William Baird & Co, the mine owners. Constructed ????. 70m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’12.78’’ N and 4Deg 05’15.25’’ W.

Balmoral Gardens – Moderate sized, residential street of two storey, semi detached homes located off the Northern end of Priory Bridge Housing Estate. Entered from Dalwhinnie Avenue. Constructed ????. 48m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 48’18.40’’ N and 4Deg 06’10.99’’ W

Ballantrae Road – 0.5 mile long, U shaped, residential street located in High Blantyre opposite the Industrial Estate. Entered from High Blantyre Road. Constructed ????. 57m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 47’06.01’’ N and 4Deg 04’52.64’’ W

Ballater Grove – Small, residential cul de sac in Westcraigs Housing Estate located behind Hillhouse. Entered from Glamis Cresccent. Constructed 2004/2005. 123m above sea level. Location: 55Deg 46’15.15’’ N and 04Deg 05’15.83’’ W

Bardykes Road, Blantyre The Jacksons had property at Bardykes (an area of Blantyre to the North West) since the 1500s. Bardykes Road is named after the most prominent house and farm that stood (and still stands) nearby.

C
Clark Street, Blantyre– John Forrest Clark owned this land. The Low Blantyre street leading off Glasgow Road was renamed John Street upon the death of JFC.

F
Fagan Court – in the Village. Named after Andy Fagan MBE.

Forrest Place, Blantyre– Was located in the 1890s and until 1930s at High Blantyre as one of the roads on a crossroad with Main Street and Broompark Road. Today, it is no longer there, leaving the Broompark Junction with Main Street. The name is derived likely from John Forrest Clark whose family owned nearby farmlands.

Forrest Street, Blantyre– John Forrest Clark owned this land. The Low Blantyre street leading off Glasgow Road was renamed John Street upon the death of JFC.

G
Glasgow Road, Blantyre– Perhaps the most prominent street in Blantyre, this main road connected Hamilton and Lanark, through to Glasgow and is even marked on old 1747 maps as having that same name. One of the first street names within Blantyre.

J
John Street, Blantyre– John Forrest Clark owned this land. The Low Blantyre street leading off Glasgow Road was formerly called New Station Road, but was renamed John Street upon the death of JFC.

K
Kirkton Avenue, Blantyre– As modern housing estates got built in High Blantyre, several streets took their names from the old nearby areas. Kirk , being the auld kirk church that used to be the graveyard in High Blantyre, and “ton” meaning town. Kirkton, was therefore the town of the kirk.

L
Logan Street Blantyre – Named after Jane Logan, the wife of eminent Blantyre man of the late 1800’s , John Forrest Clark, who also owned that land.

M
Main Street, Blantyre– Perhaps not as simple as being the main street in Blantyre, which surely was Glasgow Road. There is good supporting evidence that Main Street in High Blantyre may have been derived from Old Mains, Mains Place, the nearest and oldest farm building of the area.

S
School Lane, Blantyre– Leading off Main Street near the top cross and along with old wall down to Kirkton Park. An old school used to be present in this area in the early 1800s.

Station Road, Blantyre– leading off Glasgow Road down to the Village, simply the road got its name from the Train Station, located in Low Blantyre from the mid 1850’s.

Stonefield Road, Blantyre– a main artery of High to Low Blantyre, Stonefield was an area of the Parish extending from Wheatland near Barnhill, to Glasgow Road, all the way over to where the Public Park is today. It was a main commercial area of old Blantyre and likely got it’s name from several farms and the nature of the fields themselves.

Stonefield Crescent, Blantyre– an extension of Stonfield Road, connecting it to High Blantyre’s Hunthill Road. Built around 1929, the crescent has two distinct bends in the road.

V
Victoria Street, Blantyre – Formerly called “Clay Road”, this long street that connects High to Low Blantyre was renamed after the death of Queen Victoria, which would have been a grander name for a prominent street that lowly clay road.

W
Watson Street, Blantyre – In High Blantyre. Likely named after Colliery Manager Mr T. Watson who was instrumental is assisting with the rescue effort of the 1877 pit explosion. Watson Street in name, seems to have come about around 1897.

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