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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 378817
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34548
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Hamilton North and East
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
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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