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144 Maxwelton Avenue

A Category C Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7682 / 55°46'5"N

Longitude: -4.1632 / 4°9'47"W

OS Eastings: 264384

OS Northings: 654881

OS Grid: NS643548

Mapcode National: GBR 3W.9NQ5

Mapcode Global: WH4QV.08SV

Entry Name: 144 Maxwelton Avenue

Listing Date: 20 February 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396072

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48669

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. 4-bay, single storey and attic cottage. Painted rubble. Cornices to all openings (one over door missing).

SW ELEVATION: entrance door in 2nd bay from left; single windows in other bays; 3 attic dormer windows; small central one with bracketed eaves.

4-pane sash and case windows. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 101, 103-105, 107-111, 115-121, 123-127, 129, 181, 106, 110, 114-118, 136-140, 142, 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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