This evening, I am posting images and comment consequent upon my participation in a group walking tour of Eaglesham.

Walk through Eaglesham

Eaglesham is an English style village located south of Glasgow, Scotland. It is very clean, prosperous and pretty and has been designated a formal conservation area. At one time the village, like many others, boasted a textile mill but other than that was not affected by the industrial revolution and does even have a railway station, leaving it somewhat isolated.

The name Eaglesham has nothing to do with eagles, it is derived from the Low Latin word for church, ecclesia with ham  being an Anglo-Saxon meaning a small settlement.

Eaglesham is, unusually for Scotland, a planned village. Historically it was controlled by the Montgomerys who were based at nearby Polnoon Castle (now a ruin)  and whose name still features in various Eaglesham street names.

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