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17 Burnbank Road, Ulva Cottage

A Category C Listed Building in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.778 / 55°46'40"N

Longitude: -4.0551 / 4°3'18"W

OS Eastings: 271195

OS Northings: 655762

OS Grid: NS711557

Mapcode National: GBR 013M.WL

Mapcode Global: WH4QW.P15C

Entry Name: 17 Burnbank Road, Ulva Cottage

Listing Date: 4 May 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378817

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34548

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hamilton

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Hamilton

Electoral Ward: Hamilton North and East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay cottage. Painted stugged coursers to front, rendered and lined gables, slate roof. Bipartite windows with chamfered margins (modern out-of-character hardwood frames), chamfered doorcase to centre; corniced parapet; 2 segmental dormers (out-of-character frames); coped skews; corniced end stacks.

Statement of Interest

This house has little architectural value, but is listed for its connection with the family of David Livingstone. A plaque affixed to the house reads 'This House was the Home of Dr David Livingstone, the noted Missionary and Explorer of Africa, from 1862 until his death on 1st May 1873'. Livingstone was in Africa for a large amount of this time, and in practice the house was the home of his mother, sisters and children. Ulva is the name of the West coast island where David Livingstone's father was born.

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