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136-140 (Even Nos) Maxwelton Avenue

A Category C Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7685 / 55°46'6"N

Longitude: -4.1631 / 4°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 264395

OS Northings: 654908

OS Grid: NS643549

Mapcode National: GBR 3W.9NR5

Mapcode Global: WH4QV.08WP

Entry Name: 136-140 (Even Nos) Maxwelton Avenue

Listing Date: 20 February 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396070

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48667

Building Class: Cultural

Location: East Kilbride

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: East Kilbride Central North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Late 18th century. 2 3-bay, single storey and attic cottages. Painted rubble. Eaves course.

SW ELEVATION: entrance doors in 2nd and 4th bays from left; single windows in other bays; gabled dormer attic windows at 3rd and 5th bays.

Modern 2-pane glazing. Slate roof; short coped stacks at right gablehead and along ridge.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 101, 103-105, 107-111, 115-121, 123-127, 129, 181, 106, 110, 114-118, 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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