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Thorntonhall (Scots: Thorntounhauch, Scottish Gaelic: Dail Bhaile Dhealgaiche)[2] is an village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, lying around 6 miles (10 km) to the south of Glasgow, and around 2 12 miles (4 km) west of East Kilbride. The village lies just east of the boundary of East Renfrewshire, close to Waterfoot and Jackton.

Thorntonhall
Thorntonhall is located in South Lanarkshire
Thorntonhall
Thorntonhall
Location within South Lanarkshire
Area0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi) [1]
Population590 (2016)[1]
• Density819/km2 (2,120/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNS5898755186
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGlasgow
Postcode districtG74
Dialling code0141
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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55°46′10″N 4°14′53″W / 55.76944°N 4.24806°W / 55.76944; -4.24806Coordinates: 55°46′10″N 4°14′53″W / 55.76944°N 4.24806°W / 55.76944; -4.24806

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.[3]

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HistoryEdit

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.[citation needed]

Before and during World War II Thorntonhall was one of the sites selected for relocation of government departments to avoid bombing raids.[citation needed] 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.

DemographicsEdit

The population of Thorntonhall is estimated, as of 2016, at 590.[1] The majority of Thortonhall's residents own their own property, and annual incomes are well above average.[citation needed]

Country ClubEdit

Thorntonhall has a country club which is located in the centre of the village. The clubhouse itself has catering facilities, a dining room and a members' lounge.[citation needed]

TransportEdit

RoadEdit

The A727 bypasses the village.

RailEdit

The village is served by Thorntonhall railway station, which has hourly services to East Kilbride and Glasgow Central.

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Thorntonhall (South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ "List of railway station names". Newsnetscotland.com. 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  3. ^ "Revealed: Scotland's most expensive street". HeraldScotland.com. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  4. ^ "Andy cashes in. - Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. 1996-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  5. ^ a b "THE RICHEST PLACE IN SCOTLAND; Stars' village tops list. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 2002-01-07. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  6. ^ THOMAS SMITH (2007-08-19). "pounds 35M ANGIE SET ON WAG ESTATE; EXCLUSIVE ..next to fellow Lot to winner. - Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  7. ^ "Ex-Gers star wins pounds 52k in house fight. - Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. 2008-11-02. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  8. ^ Thomson, Gordon (2011-12-29). "City misses out on rich homes - Evening Times | News". Evening Times. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  9. ^ David Wynn (2010-01-20). "Michelle Mone's mansion plans fall foul of elderly neighbour". East Kilbride News. Retrieved 2012-01-30.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thorntonhall at Wikimedia Commons