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Mahdi West

Blantyre, Bothwell & Uddingston

Blantyre Station.

Weir at Blantyre Mills

David Livingstone Memorial Bridge. The last time I was here they'd just pulled down the previous bridge. Nice replacement.

At the corner of Barassie Court & Castle Avenue in Bothwell. This is a puzzle to me as I've not been able to find anything out about this building yet. Anyone know anything about it? Could be connected to Bothwell Castle in someway.

Tunnocks, Uddingston.

Former Royal Hotel, Uddingston.

Former Grammar School, Uddingston. Hats off. They demolished all the later extensions and kept the original building.

Uddingston Station.
UG_admin

Re: Blantyre, Bothwell & Uddingston

Mahdi West wrote:

At the corner of Barassie Court & Castle Avenue in Bothwell. This is a puzzle to me as I've not been able to find anything out about this building yet. Anyone know anything about it? Could be connected to Bothwell Castle in someway.



Just a guess, but it looks to be more 19th or 20th century to me, than Bothwell Castle. I wonder if it was maybe a folly?
Mahdi West

That's possible, Scallop. I think it looks 19th century myself. I thought at first it was a gatehouse / lodge type building although the arch doesn't really fit unless, as you say, it was a folly. I'll keep searching as its intriguing.
Doog Doog

Nice ones,Mahdi
fastnet

Had the wrong lens with me this day but this is the water tower up at Birkenshaw.

UG_admin

Using Google Earth and the trusty National Library for Scotland Ordnance Survey Maps - Six-inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1843-1882 addin, http://geo.nls.uk/os6inch/google.html I came up with this. There was a tower in the area at one time, but I'll let others decide if it fits the bill and is in the right place as I'm not awake enough to be confident it is.
Mahdi West

Looks good to me, Scallop. Good 'tec work.
Drittsekk

Re: Blantyre, Bothwell & Uddingston

[quote="scallopboy"]
Mahdi West wrote:

At the corner of Barassie Court & Castle Avenue in Bothwell. This is a puzzle to me as I've not been able to find anything out about this building yet. Anyone know anything about it? Could be connected to Bothwell Castle in someway.



Hi just to clear it up, it was a powder house. What you are seeing though was built by Barrat homes, They demolished it contrary to regulation and were forced to rebuild it. The land its on became the first Bothwell castle golf course.
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Question answered!  
mctaz

Long Gone

Between that building (which I don't recall) and the wall bounding Blantyre Mill road, there was a subterranean "room" I guess for want of a better word.
It would have been  contemporary with this structure, there were flagstone steps going down about 8-10 feet, then an opening about 4' high 3' wide. Solidly built so it could have perhaps been part of a "powder" magazine, but why there?
It was full of water so we could never fully explore it, we always thought it had been a well. This was in the 60's, I went back about 15 years ago & it was barely visible, it had been filled in perhaps because of the risk of kids getting in there.

Where the houses are now, there used to be a big Victorian hoose with a walled garden but long gone now, I believe the whole area bounded by the castle, the Clyde and the Golf course would have been part of the estate.

McT
Drittsekk

Hi the underground structure was an ice house for the mansion house and was indeed filled in. This was done in the late seventies or early eighties. The victorian house you refer o was the head gardener's "cottage" and was there until quie recently when new houses were built.
The powder house may have been for the several local quarries or coal mines hat dot the area including one that was about half a mile away in he ouskirts of the village. They recenly cut he old bing in half o make retiement homes.
Beano



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