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Netherburn is a hamlet in the council area of South Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 2011 it had a population of 740.[1] It is located four miles south east of Larkhall and within the historic parish of Dalserf.

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Aerial view of Netherburn showing its two parts
Netherburn is located in South Lanarkshire
Location within South Lanarkshire
Area0.288 km2 (0.111 sq mi)
Population740 (2011 census)
• Density2,569/km2 (6,650/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNS8004147716
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
55°42′29″N 3°54′38″W / 55.707932°N 3.9106299°W / 55.707932; -3.9106299Coordinates: 55°42′29″N 3°54′38″W / 55.707932°N 3.9106299°W / 55.707932; -3.9106299

Location / HistoryEdit

The village consists of two distinct parts: an older settlement at a crossroads consisting of some sandstone bungalows[2] and a small development of large modern villas (the area is attractive to developers due to its proximity to the M74 motorway which has a junction 4 miles (6.4 km) from Netherburn via the larger village of Ashgill and the A71 road), and a separate cluster of post-World War II housing arranged in a symmetrical design with a common green at its centre. The local primary school[3] (5 classes and nursery), previously located in the old part, has been rebuilt in the space between the two[4] alongside the community centre, playpark and war memorial.[5] The new school building opened in 2011.[6] The local shop/post office is located in the newer part.

Typical housing in the newer part of the village

Netherburn once had a railway station[7] but nothing remains of it[8] other than the bed of the tracks which is now a footpath, and the remnants of a stone bridge on its southern edge which carried the line.

The village was the home of footballer brothers Willie and Jimmy McStay who both served as captain of Celtic F.C. in the 1920s.


  1. ^ "Netherburn". City Population. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  2. ^ Netherburn, Gazetteer for Scotland
  3. ^ Home, Netherburn Primary School
  4. ^ Netherburn Primary School, Redpath Construction
  5. ^ Netherburn, The Scottish Military Research Group
  6. ^ New £2.4m Netherburn Primary opened by Councillor Andy Carmichael, Daily Record, 23 May 2013
  7. ^ "Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Netherburn". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Netherburn". Railscot. Retrieved 24 January 2019.

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