Causeystaines 1905

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

High Blantyre

Causeystaines 1905

Causeystanes – Built 1894

Causeystaines, High BlantyreA name taken from a number of stepping stones which used to be here on a marshy piece of ground over which the old Eaglesham & Hamilton Toll Road used to pass. The name is a corruption of Causeway-stones. It now applies to the Public House adjoining the Check Bar House at the western extremity of “Auchinraith” Village. Feued off Lord Blantyre’s property.

At one time, the old turnpike road tollhouse stood directly across the road on Main Street. The tollkeeper was John Maxwell who was also a shoemaker.

Today, the view up Broompark Road looks very different. Whilst Blakeley’s Public House on the left, still exists, the building next to Causeystaines which was once Dr Jope’s surgery, has been demolished and replaced by a small brick extension to a dental surgery, plus an adjoining car park. There is another car park on the right, and beyond that a Children’s Nursery which used to be Smith’s Garage and repair shop. The wall and trees have also gone and modern houses now stand on the site. 

Your Comments:

Archie McNulty: I believe the stone wall on the right hand side just past Smith’s garage was once a quoiting green. I used to play over on it when living in Broompark Road very late 40’s.
Mary Crowe: My uncle Peter McGuire stayed in the second two storey building on the left, he died in 1949 just after I was born.

With thanks for the kind permission of Rhona Wilson and Richard Stenlake Publishers to publish photos from the book, “Old Blantyre“.

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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