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Thorntonhall (Scots: Thorntounhauch, Scottish Gaelic: Dail Bhaile Dhealgaiche) is an village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, lying around 6 miles (10 km) to the south of Glasgow, and around 2 1⁄2 miles (4 km) west of East Kilbride. The village lies just east of the boundary of East Renfrewshire, close to Waterfoot and Jackton.
|Area||0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi) |
|• Density||819/km2 (2,120/sq mi)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
In 2011, a street in Thorntonhall (Bowmore Crescent) was identified as having one of the most expensive average house prices within the Scottish property market, with an average house price of £908,000.
Thorntonhall has a history reflecting the social changes of the last 400 years and in particular the last 120 years. It was originally just a farm that had added to it some major buildings. The then 'hall' was bought and greatly improved by a grocer called Cooper who had shops throughout the west of Scotland. Another grand house was built at Ravenscroft, again on a small hilltop. These two and the railway station were probably the catalyst for a great plan to build a mini-Edinburgh-style suburb of crescents and avenues. Only three houses were completed before the outbreak of World War I halted further development.
Before and during World War II Thorntonhall was one of the sites selected for relocation of government departments to avoid bombing raids. After the war it became part of the East Kilbride New town and this led to the construction of a large number of individual houses in this free standing village. That relative isolation led to a Upper Class housing development on a small scale throughout the period 1970 to 2000.
The A727 bypasses the village.
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