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101 Maxwelton Avenue

A Category C Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7688 / 55°46'7"N

Longitude: -4.1616 / 4°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 264489

OS Northings: 654949

OS Grid: NS644549

Mapcode National: GBR 3W.9P26

Mapcode Global: WH4QV.18KC

Entry Name: 101 Maxwelton Avenue

Listing Date: 20 February 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363257

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26609

Building Class: Cultural

Location: East Kilbride

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: East Kilbride

Electoral Ward: East Kilbride Central North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Later 18th century. 4-bay single storey cottage. Squared rubble; raised cills.

NW ELEVATION: door in 2nd bay from left; single windows in remaining 3 bays; small outbuilding attached at angle to left gable.

Modern astragal glazing; slate roof; straight skews; slender, coped stacks at gableheads and one on roof ridge.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 101, 103-105, 115-121, 123-127, 129, 181, 106, 110, 114-118, 136-140, 142, 144, 146 Maxwelton Avenue. Until 1740, the area of Maxwelton was called Hogsmuir - a reference to the livestock market that was held in the area. Between 1740 and 1750, the first weaver cottages were built in the area and during the eighteenth-century a small village developed, which fiercely guarded its independence from East Kilbride until the mid-twentieth century. The handloom weavers owned their cottages outright but paid a small feu-duty to the Maxwells of Calderwood, after whom the village was named.

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