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Tour Carmunnock Scotland

Monday, August 04, 2008

This evening I am presenting some pictures of Carmunnock, in Glasgow.

Carmunnock is a conservation village and is the only remaining identifiable village within the city of Glasgow boundaries. It lies 5 miles south of the city centre and is surrounded by green belt land. The old part of Carmunnock Village was declared a conservation area in 1970.

The name Carmunnock derives from the Gaelic "Coire Manaich", the glen of corrie of the monk. In the 12th century the land was possessed by Henry of Carmannock and by the middle of the 15th century, James Lord Hamilton was confirmed in possession of land including Carmunnock. His successors held this land until the middle of the 17th century, when it passed to Stuart of Castlemilk.

Many of the villagers were involved in work associated the farms, as well as laundry work in the 19th and early 20th century, and also in hand-loom weaving in the 18th and 19th century.

This building, which contained a shop until the 1940s, was refurbished in 1984.

Green Side, Old Green

Beautiful flowers

The date-stone on the wall was found in the ruins of the first Parish School, which had been in operation for 138 years until 1840.

The Mitchell Restaurant was originally Boghead farmhouse and steadings, dating from 1755 and becoming an Inn in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Weavers' cottages, which dated 1697, are amongst the oldest in the village.

The Doo Well, Waterside Road, is the last remaining of the 4 public wells in the village.

Busby Road. Old cottages

Manse Road was earlier known as School Loan.

Carmunnock Church

the Glebe

Kirkennan Cottage, which was the former post office from the 1890s to early 1900s.

The War Memorial

Another Image of the Glebe

This building was the old School, built in the 1840s. It is a now the Village Recreational Club.

Trestermyre, which dates from the late 1690s, was originally the cottage of a crofter, or portioner.

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