Quaint Cottages at Carmunnock, Scotland

Today, I visited Carmunnock, a fascinating conservation village just five miles (8 km) south of Glasgow.

Carmunnock has a recorded history dating back to an early Christian site in the 8th century and a monastery by the 12th century. The current church ( Church of Scotland) dates from 1767. Many of the older houses display interesting architecture and date from the 17th, and 18th centuries when hand-loom weaving was an important economic activity. After exploring the village refreshments can be obtained at the well regarded, Laura’s Tea Room.

Laura’s Coffee Shop, Carmunnock, Scotland

This video clip was take at the Village Cross, or crossroads, and captures the church and many of the heritage buildings.

8 and 10 Busby Road, known as “Jackson’s Lands”. Date from 17th century which replaced dwellings occupied by monks until 1560. Refurbished 1970s and 1984.

17th century house on Busby Road, Carmunnock, Scotland

Village Greens which were used from mid 19th century until 1930s for drying and bleaching sheets and table linen in context of commercial laundry activities.

Castlemilk Hall, 1893. A community facility donated Mr James Graham LLD.

Castlemilk Hall, Carmunnock, Scotland

War Memorial dating from 1922.  This was built by Mr. William Stirling Stuart, Laird of Castlemilk.

Carmunnock War Memorial, Scotland

8 and 8a Kirk Road. 18th century tenement with nepus gable. May rest on 14th century foundations. refurbished 1984.

18th century tenement at Kirk Road, Carmunnock

Parish Church dating from 1767 which replaced an earlier church of 12th century origin.

18th century Parish Church at Carmunnock, Scotland

2 and 4 Kirk Road built 1798. Former weavers’ cottages. Restored 1974.

18th century weavers’ cottage at Carmunnock, Scotland

Former Free Church dating from 1865.Now known as Clason Hall and no longer used for worship.

Clason Hall, Carmunnock, Scotland

Old cottages near Church gate dating from 17th century.

18th century cottage at Carmunnock, Scotland

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