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23 and 25 Wellwynd

A Category C Listed Building in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8674 / 55°52'2"N

Longitude: -3.9837 / 3°59'1"W

OS Eastings: 275960

OS Northings: 665585

OS Grid: NS759655

Mapcode National: GBR 00ML.BJ

Mapcode Global: WH4QB.SS5B

Entry Name: 23 and 25 Wellwynd

Listing Date: 27 March 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356138

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20929

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Airdrie

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Airdrie

Electoral Ward: Airdrie Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Late 18th century, restored 1988. Pair of single storey, 3-bay, symmetrical rectangular-plan, gabled cottages. Harled, squared sandstone rubble. Dressed margins to openings, predominantly bipartite windows with stone mullions.

NO 23: W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: door to centre, flanking windows. E (REAR) ELEVATION: single square window to outer left. N(SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end.

NO 25: W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: door to centre, flanking windows, single light to left. E (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced bay to centre with piended roof. N (SIDE) ELEVATION: abutting no 23. S (ELEVATION): gable incorporated into fabric of adjacent building.

6-pane, sash and case windows. Pantiles, coped skews.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

Statement of Interest

The oldest surviving buildings in central Airdrie, the pair of weavers' cottages were saved from dereliction by Monklands District Council and renovated by Harley and Murray in 1988. The upper part of the cottages are reconstructed as a weaver's house whilst he downstairs is used as an exhibition space. A unique survival from Airdrie's early history when as a pre-industrial weaving centre the town's streets were lined with similar cottages. The large bipartite windows on such small cottages are indicative of loom weaving which required a high level of natural lighting.

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