I was wondering if you had any information about this home. My granny lived there until 1921 when she came to Canada. One pic is original and one is from when I took a trip in 2005 so I know it is still standing. It was and still is called Stoneymeadow, her family ran the little store but other than that I do not know too much. Her family last name was Jamieson. If anyone knows any history it would be greatly appreciated. Darlene Davis
This Stoneymeadow photo brings back lots of memories. This was a sweet shop when I was a boy and was our halfway treat to stop for chrisps and pop half way during our frequent walks up the Calder (Cauther).
The buildings still exist as a family home.
If anyone knows any further info, please let me know.
I asked our local Historian James Cornfield and he replied:
Good morning Bill. Stoneymeadow was a hamlet of about 8 farm workers houses situated on the East Kilbride Road at its junction with the Dalton Road appox. one half mile from the Rotten Calder and Generals Bridge, its natural border with High Blantyre.
This extract taken from a letter from an emigre in Calgary, Canada in 1911. describes it well 'And in fancy I hear again the rippling of the Stoneymeadow Burn, the old stone Brig across that Brook on the road to East Kilbride' This entire area was farmland owned by several Farmers at one time or another the Boyd family. I do know that a farm near to this area Lettrick Farm, was owned by the Craig family who were Heritors of the parish of Blantyre in days gone by. There was also a Coalmine by the name of Lettrick Colliery in this area which operated during the start of the last century. There is no doubt that this picturesque area, with the Brook (Stream) running through it, supplied by a natural spring which runs down the length of the Hen Farm Brae is a sight to behold in any Season . It is a favourite walk of Blantyre people in the Summertime.
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