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Latitude: 55.7767 / 55°46'35"N
Longitude: -4.1489 / 4°8'55"W
OS Eastings: 265313
OS Northings: 655794
OS Grid: NS653557
Mapcode National: GBR 3W.95Z3
Mapcode Global: WH4QV.72LC
Entry Name: 1a, 1b, 1c Maxwelton Road
Listing Date: 15 March 1963
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363254
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26608
Building Class: Cultural
Location: East Kilbride
County: South Lanarkshire
Town: East Kilbride
Electoral Ward: East Kilbride East
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Late 18th century; later alterations. Staggered row of 3 single storey, 4-bay weavers' cottages. Painted harl. Identical original composition to each cottage.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: pair of windows in left bay; door in 3rd bay; single window in end bay to right; cottages 1b and 1c have modern entrance porches.
W ELEVATION (1a): blind gable.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: modern extensions to 1b and 1c.
E ELEVATION (1c): blind gable
Modern glazing. Slate roof; short coped stacks with cans at gableheads.
INTERIORS: not seen 2001.
These cottages were built for weavers, as can be seen from their composition. The pair of windows to the left of each elevation would allow maximum light to penetrate into the room aiding the handloom weavers in their work. Weaving was a large industry in East Kilbride and in the 18th century General Stuart of Torrance built 2 cotton mills, which encouraged economic growth and population migration.
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