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1a, 1b, 1c Maxwelton Road

A Category B Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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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

Category: B

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

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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